The 1954 K2 expedition was comprised of 20 members: 11 mountaineers: from the youngest, 23 year old Walter Bonatti, to the oldest, 47 year old Gino Soldà. 5 researchers: Ardito Desio, expedition leader, Paolo Grazioni, Antonio Marussi, Bruno Zanettin, Francesco Lombardi. 1 doctor: Guido Pagani 1 photographer and cameraman: Mario Fantin 2 Pakistani expedition members: Ata Ullah (Pakistani base camp officer), Badshajan (topographer)
A weak ridge is situated over Afghanistan. It may at times affect the K2-area during the first days giving only risk of occasional showers. Then it seems to become more unsettled with frequent showers due to lows over Kashmir and Tibet.