Climbers wait to see what damage on Abruzzi Ridge from avalanche

In recent days there has been a huge avalanche down the Abruzzi Ridge. Most of the climbers have been on this route. A team of Sherpas went up to inspect the possible damage. But they turned back because of poor weather with strong winds.

Today another group of Sherpas will attempt to go up and assess the damage. In particular they are interested in inspecting camp 3, where the avalanche seemed to have ripped through. This is the new camp 3 position after the normally used camp 3 was considered too dangerous after avalanches in recent years.

The other climbers are just waiting for another weather window to start their attempt at the summit. Some of the climbers from Furtenbach Adventures have moved over from Broad Peak, after some of them successfully made the summit. They would have already acclimatized and would be hoping for a summit push at roughly the same time as other climbers on K2. At the moment they are recovering in base camp.

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