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

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 -45ÂșC, 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.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Blabla
Blabla
1 year ago

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

Alpic
Alpic
1 year ago
Reply to  Blabla

Yes but it is resolved now.
I understood that they have changed internet hosting.

Naveed
Naveed
1 year ago

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

Merim
Merim
1 year ago
Reply to  Naveed

Apparently it is Atanas Skatov

Farukh Ali
Farukh Ali
1 year ago
Reply to  Naveed

I read he’s a Bulgarian climber.

Alpic
Alpic
1 year ago

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

Alpic
Alpic
1 year ago
Reply to  Alpic

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

Cristian Laudoniu
Cristian Laudoniu
1 year 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.

Uttam
Uttam
1 year 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.