K2, Take 2: Debrief from The Other Side

Pythom Dispatch Feed Content/Nick Rice

We’ve heard from the commercials. Here’s from independent K2 climber Nick Rice:

“These past days, I waited for the weather window to materialize but it never did. We received heavy snow when the Meteotest forecast said to expect 0cm precipitation, and high winds blasted the upper slopes. After the night of heavy snow that prevented me from leaving base camp for Camp II, Camp III was wiped out by an enormous avalanche while the majority of the commercial expeditions were waiting in Camp II.

This resulted in what was claimed to be the loss of all of the oxygen that they had stashed in Camp III (approximately $200,000 dollars of oxygen between the three big commercial teams).

This however, turned out not to be the case.” Full Dispatch