Posts Tagged ‘K2; Pakistan; Adam Parore; 2017’

Parore tells more details about summit push

July 21, 2017

Former New Zealand test cricketer Adam Parore has share more details on the summit push in the next week by Himalayan Experience. He said that tomorrow that Sherpas will start a push up the Cesen route. They will carry more equipment to C3. Then they will start to establish a camp at C4 on the shoulder. Whilst they are doing that, other climbers will transport oxygen and other supplies from C2. They are hoping that by the 25th that the route to C4 will be fixed. Then the bottleneck will be fixed with ropes on the 26th. They are then hoping for a summit day on the 28th of July. They will be expecting other climbers from the Abruzzi Ridge to join them on this summit.

He said that he was in good shape. His only worry is blistered feet.

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Criticism of skiing expedition

July 11, 2017

Adam Parore has heavily criticised a skiing expedition on K2. He said that the first mistake they made was that they turned up late. Secondly they turned up and looked like they had not done enough preparation for what they were getting into. He was also basically saying that they were very unrealistic in their attempt. 

This expedition also did not take into account possible avalanches. Parore said that they just missed a huge avalanche. 

Here is what Parore has to say:

“Most astonishing has been one of the European teams- they arrived late, appear to have had no weather forecasting, and pulled a couple of crazy manouvers on the mountain in the 5 days they have been here. The highlight was undoubtedly a few nights back when they departed at 6.30pm, an hour after a heavy snow storm passed through, and suffered a subsequent near miss when they got hit with the inevitable avalanche trying to ski down a heavily loaded snow slope. At the time I filed this one as ‘Operation Certain Death’. Not surprisingly a good number of the team have departed for home- terrified. People wonder why K2 kills 25% of the people who set foot on her- stupidity. Simple as that.”

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