03-07-2004 Wind on K2... and Lino Lacedelli marches towards Base Camp Strong winds halt work on the mountain, but all is going according to plans. Lino Lacedelli is close to K2.
02-07-2004 The Scoiattoli at Camp 2 (6600m) On 01/07 the Scoiattoli reached Camp 2 (6600m). After sleeping at Camp 1 (6000m) Mario Lacedelli, Renato Sottsass, Luciano Zardini and Marco Sala climbed past the famous House's Chimney and reached Camp 2 at 6600m. Now, Friday 2/07, the Scoiattoli are all at Base Camp Campo Base and the weather, as forecast, has worsened.
30-06-2004 5 Baltì porters drown in the river Braldo On 26 June five porters drowned in the River Braldo while transporting loads to Base Camp for the Italian K2-2004 expedition.
28-06-2004 Sun on K2: the climb begins After days of heavy snowfall finally the sun returns to K2 and preparations begin in earnest. After the Tibetan celebration to bless the expedition the team establishs ABC. Next stop, Camp 1.
10-06-2004 The Scoiattoli K2 adventure begins Yesterday the mountaineers departed from Milan for Islamabad.
01-06-2004 Cortina celebrates the Scoiattoli prior to their K2 departure On Friday 4 June Cortina celebrates the K2 Expedition 1954-2004
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.