Message from Irish lads on K2; They are now on the move to camp 1 today.
After our success on Broad Peak (8051M), we are now well established at K2 Base Camp. The weather has not been favourable with high winds high on the mountain and fresh snow, which resulted in a few avalanches. Tents have been damaged and lost at camp 1 and 2. The current goal is to leave for ABC and camp 1 tomorrow morning (July 19, 2006). Our first wave of climbers includes Mick Murphy and Gerard Mc Donnell along with Ryan Waters and Wilco van Rooijen.
Once moving up the mountain they we will move continuously toward the summit to limit exposure to rock fall and potential deterioration of the weather. Hopefully, we will be in position to reach the summit early next week.
Gerard Mc Donnell and Mick Murphy.
They pass on their thanks to all their supporters here at home in Ireland and throughout the world.
Thanks to Maartan, Base camp Netherland
Picture (c) Base camp Netherlands.
Picture shows Gerard, Wilco and Mark Sheen being inteviewed after Broad Peak
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