Weather Turns Back Summit Bids On K2

3 k2 from bc is reporting that bad weather had turned back climbers on K2. Chris Warner and the Shared Summits Team were planning on making a summit bid today, but more than two feet of snow has fallen at Camp 2, and high winds are predicted for later in the week, meaning that all the teams are going to have to wait before they go up.

The team switched routes last weekend to the Abruzzi Spur. The plan was for the team, who are already acclimatized to follow one day behind a Korean team fixing ropes up the mountain. They arrived in Camp 2 with the though of moving up to C3 and C4 tomorrow and Thursday, with a summit bid coming by the weekend. Now those plans are on hold while they wait for the weather window to open again. Right now it looks like that will be next week sometime at the earliest.

Kraig Becker

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