Posts Tagged ‘k2; pakistan; vanessa o’brien; 2017’

Vanessa O’Brien reaches K2 summit

July 28, 2017

Vanessa O’Brien has reached the summit of K2 after a huge effort on summit day. So far she has been climbing for 16 1/2 hours. This is a long time climbing, even for summit day on K2.

She has posted on her twitter that she made thew summit.

The local time in Pakistan is 4pm. She will be trying to get past the bottleneck before 7pm when it starts getting dark.

Vanessa O’Brien Twitter

Vanessa O’Brien at about 100m to K2 summit

July 28, 2017

Vanessa O’Brien has nearly been climbing for 15 hours today. At present she is at 8516m which is less than 100m than the summit of K2. This is just before 3pm Pakistan time.

Time will be an issue on the way down, and she will want to make the summit as quick as possible so there is enough daylight to descend.

Vanessa O’Brien GPS

Vanessa O’Brien GPS up K2

July 28, 2017

Vanessa O’Brien is still going up K2 and has a GPS you can follow her on. At about 930am Pakistan time she was around the bottleneck at 8209m. So she had about 400m to the summit. So far she has been climbing for 8 1/2 hours today. It must be hard going but it is not unusual to be taking so long to reach this far.

Vanessa O’Brien GPS

Vanessa O’Brien reaches camp 2

July 24, 2017

Vanessa O’Brien is on her way up K2 and has reached C2. This is on the Abruzzi Ridge. This is just the second time she has been up K2 this summer. Previously she has tried to summit the mountain in 2015 and 2016. She is expecting to be at C3 tomorrow.

Vanessa O’Brien Twitter

 

 

Vanessa O’Brien reaches camp 1

July 23, 2017

Vanessa O’Brien has reached camp 1 on her summit attempt. It is just the second time she has been up K2 this summer. She is going up the Abruzzi Ridge.

Vanessa O’Brien Twitter