K2 Basecamp

Greetings from K2 Basecamp! Due to new regulations regarding joining teams and permits I have ended up attempting K2 instead of Broad Peak! I have been experiencing problems with Broad Peak permit as my local operator does not have a team there this season. They would have had me joined with another company’s team which apparently is not quite as common and accepted procedure here as it is in, let’s say, Nepal.


Anyway, I have today reached K2 Basecamp at 5000 meters after starting in Concordia this morning. It is very windy on Karakorum summits and on K2 right now so need to wait to start rotations up ”Mountain of mountains”. I hear the route has already been fixed up to Camp 2 (approx 6650m.) which might reflect fairly good snow conditions.
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