K2: Going Up, John Snorri and JP Mohr at the Bottleneck

K2 Winter 8000ers
K2 today, with a wind plume visible on the summit. Photo: Jon Kedrowski

It is a beautiful morning on K2, but a wind plume on the mountain’s summit shows things are not easy on the upper slopes. Still, John Snorri and Juan Pablo Mohr are pushing up. From Base Camp, John Kedrowski reports that they are currently fighting through the Bottleneck at 8,200m.

Kedrowski was unsure whether Ali and Sajid Sadpara were also ascending but Sadpara’s home team have now confirmed that they are pushing up. Climbers are not in regular contact with base camp and tracking devices, frozen at -45ºC, are no longer working.

All climbers with Seven Summit Treks are on their way down, including Kedrowski’s climbing partner Colin O’Brady, who chose to turn around before the winds picked up. Tamara Lunger is also descending.

Antonios Sykaris reports that he might be suffering from frostbitten toes and that he will have to spend the night without his sleeping bag, which he left at Camp 2.

Information about the events unfolding on K2 is sketchy but further details are expected as the descending climbers reach the lower camps.

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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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Blabla
Blabla
1 month ago

The page has been terribly slow to open in the past month or so. Anyone else has the same problem?

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Alpic
Alpic
1 month ago
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Yes but it is resolved now.
I understood that they have changed internet hosting.

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Naveed
Naveed
1 month ago

There is news in Pakistan TV about a mountaineer falling in crevasse near camp 3
anybody know who?

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Merim
Merim
1 month ago
Reply to  Naveed

Apparently it is Atanas Skatov

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Farukh Ali
Farukh Ali
1 month ago
Reply to  Naveed

I read he’s a Bulgarian climber.

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Alpic
Alpic
1 month ago

Pasang Norbu’s tracker shows he is at camp 2 at 9:43.
He goes down very quickly.
https://share.garmin.com/pasangnorbusherpak2

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Alpic
Alpic
1 month ago
Reply to  Alpic

At noon, he passed the advanced base camp and heads to the base camp.

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Cristian Laudoniu
Cristian Laudoniu
1 month ago

“”they are currently fighting through the Bottleneck at 8,200m””- currently means 4.02 or 5.02 and what hour ?. Snorri team slept/rested somewhere/somehow from camp 2 (6700 m ?) start?. Or maybe they are “”fighting the Bottleneck”” after a continuous move beginning with the Camp 2 start on 4.02 morning ( 6 am ?). This could be a very big effort- climbing without sleeping or rest from Camp 2.

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Uttam
Uttam
1 month ago

So close to the summit, yet so far! They have a small window of opportunity (before the weather worsens) to make it to the summit. It’s all up to Lady Luck (who had been extremely generous to the 10-member Nepali team) from here on. Wish ’em good luck, ’cause they need it.

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