K2 BaseCamp 23.30hr K2 time 04/08/08

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 00:00
IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
We are very sorry to inform you that our friend and climbing partner Gerard McDonnell died while descending from K2 Summit. We deeply sympathize with Ger’s family in Ireland and his girlfriend Annie. Our friend Gerard will not return from K2.

In addition we are also sad to inform you that Hugues d’Aubarede died while descending from K2 Summit as already mentioned by other sources. We feel sorry for Hugues’ family.

This morning, Wilco and Cas have been sucessfully rescued from K2 B.C. to Skardu. The Italian climber Marco has not yet arrived in K2BC. Last news is he is in Camp 1.

STATUS AS FAR AS WE KNOW

ROELAND: BCK2
CAS: Arrived Skardu
PEMBA:BCK2
WILCO: Arrived Skardu
MARK: BCK2
JELLE: BCK2

We'd like to thank Maarten and Ger's team at base camp for clarity on where all the team are now. at 20:00 Pm August 4th. Pat