K2 Summit Push: Three Try A Surprise New Route

Taking advantage of good weather, most summit teams have gone up to Camp 1 and Camp 2 on the Abruzzi Spur route. But Karakorum Expeditions has announced that their IFMGA guides Jordi Tosas and Stephan Keck, plus Rick Allen, are attempting a new line on the Southeast Face. More details soon.

Jordi Tosas.


On the Abruzzi, Sajid Sadpara and company are bound for Camp 2, along with the two Pioneer Adventure groups. Madison Mountaineering and Samina Baig are in Camp 1, as well as the all-Pakistani team from Hushe.

Neils Jespers is also at Camp 2, but Jeff Spelmans and Oswald Rodrigo Pereira have decided not to attempt the summit climb.

Mirza Ali has mentioned that the high winds and snow of recent days have destroyed tents in Camps 1, 2, and 3. Those at the first two camps have been rebuilt or replaced.

On Broad Peak, Fotis Theorachis, the British “Cumbria to K2” team, Belgians Luc Beirinckx and Wouter Noterman, among others, are on the move. They aim to reach the top at the beginning of this week.