K2: Purja Sprints Toward Camp 4

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.