Winter K2 Team in Camp 3; Heading for Camp 4 Tomorrow

Unlike on Cho Oyu, pounded by snowfall and strong winds, the benign weather on K2 has allowed Grace Tseng and Nima Gyalzen Sherpa’s team to reach Camp 3 safely.

They hope to reach and set up Camp 4 tomorrow. But if the wind is too strong, the team will stay in Camp 3 until conditions improve. They have set Thursday, February 24 as their potential summit day, according to outfitter Summit Karakoram.

Gelje’s tracker shows him back in Base Camp.

 

Meanwhile on Cho Oyu, Gelje’s tracker shows that he is back in Base Camp. The climbers in Pioneer Adventure’s team were reportedly all okay but still on their way down to Base Camp. We will update further as we hear more.

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Jahan
Jahan
2 months ago

Wishing Grace’s team success and safety,,,,, and more importantly the ability to make wise and sane decisions. The mountain will always be there.

Ron
Ron
2 months ago

Never thought I’d ever see someone who looks like she belongs inside a Chinese KTV parlour doing winter K2.

Yes shes a tourist, but she’s still there, and out of all the climbers/posers/instawhores in the world this is the only person giving winter K2 a try.

Hence I have a strange and full respect for her brand of crazy.

Last edited 2 months ago by Ron
Shivering Yeti
Shivering Yeti
2 months ago

What brand of lipstick is she wearing?