K2: Purja Sprints Toward Camp 4

K2 Winter 8000ers
Camp 1 on K2. Photo: Carlos Garranzo

Nirmal Purja has wasted no time lounging around K2 Base Camp. Taking advantage of good weather, he and his team set off earlier today, heavily loaded with 35kg backpacks holding four days of food, tents, and ropes. They reached Camp 1 for the night and intend to press on to Camp 2 tomorrow. On Tuesday, they will continue to fix ropes and acclimatize up to Camp 4.

They are not alone. Mingma G’s Sherpa team is also at Camp 1 and intends to hurry as high up as possible, while the good weather lasts and they have the mountain nearly to themselves.

John Snorri and the Sadparas continued up at a slower pace but eventually managed to reach Camp 1 as well.

It’s a snowy trek on the Baltoro, reports Sergi Mingote. Photo: Sergi Mingote

Meanwhile, the Seven Summit Treks mega-group has reached Goro II on their approach trek in sunny, calm, but very cold weather.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Damien François
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Wow!
Good luck, Nims and Geljen! BE SAFE!

Damien François
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Disliker, you want them to die? You are a filthy person.
This is disgusting!

Paul
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John Snorri tracker shows Camp 1 as well: https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/GCGB5

F v
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That’s right, he posted an update on his instagram, he has the small garmin with him.

Jerry Kobalenko
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Thanks, we’ve updated the story. When it was initially published, they were only at ABC.

Craig Quigley
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This guy gets stuff done!

Don Paul
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A couple more nice days, then the forecast is for WIND.

Jeff
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Good luck. SUMMIT! GET DOWN SAFE

Candace
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I love your articles and all the updates. I’m excited to see if they reach the summit.

Karakorum Expeditions
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We wish them good luck, it seems the teams are in a great hurry, undoubtedly they are fit and strong and professional, but k2 approach this way is quite an experience for the future, prayed for everyone to stay safe!

Don Paul
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According to latest from Sergi Mingote, their weather window ends around Jan 5, so they are going to try to go as fast as possible now.

Don Paul
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check out this cravasse in latest photo from Sergi Mingote: comment image

Hugo Torres
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My profound respect to Purja and his team of Nepali climbers. I am quite sure they will do the winter climb of K2 in record time.

Nimra Asad
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Best of luck 😇😍

chirag patel
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All the best to the team. You will do it.