Uncertain weather conditions on K2 prevail, and the wait in Base Camp continues... With one great conviction: the Cortina d'Ampezzo Scoiattoli are a GROUP and intensely desire to retrace the steps of Lino Lacedelli. This gives them courage and motivates them intensely.
Friday 23 July, Base Camp K2
We woke up this morning once again beneath the soft rustling of snow flakes painting our tents white: just a few centimeters of fresh snow, that soon vanished with the first timid rays of sun that attempted to penetrate the clouds, currently enveloping all the mountains around us.
The two-day "weather window", forecast for Saturday and Sunday, was deemed too short and characterised by strong winds at altitude, to attempt a summit push. The uncertainty about the weather prevails, but we are convinced about one thing: the Cortina Scoiattoli are a GROUP, and are demonstrating just this during these difficult moments. We're on good form, and the fact that we're here, not to carry out a significant undertaking (already done by Lino) but rather to commemorate one, without feeling any outside pressure, is further testament to our group, giving us all the strength and courage to continue.
A warm "hello" to all
Photo: Stefano Dibona, followed by Marco Da Pozzo, in the midst of a storm close to Camp 2 (6600m). (ph Davide Alberti).
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.