Mario Lacedelli, Marco Sala and Luciano Zardini, together with the mountaineers from the second group, have reached Camp 2 at 16.00 local time. now they're getting ready for the night. Stefano Dibona is at BC to coordinate the ascent. The weather forecast for tomorrow is good...
Base Camp K2 - Sunday 25 July 2004
The second group reached Camp 2 at 16.00 local time. At present 7 members of the Scoiattoli K2 Expedition 1954-2004 are on the mountain: Marco Da Pozzo, Davide Alberti, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass and Renzo Benedetti are at Camp 3 (7300m); while Mario Lacedelli, Marco Sala and Luciano Zardini will spend the night at Camp 2 (6600m). Stefano Dibona, after having helped carry loads for a section, has now returned to BC to coordinate the ascent.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is good. The ascent up towards the summit continues as planned.
Photo:The Scoiattoli flag at BC (ph Giuseppe Ghedina).Click photo to enlarge.
First group (reached C3 at 15,30 ca on 25 July 2004)
Marco Da Pozzo, Davide Alberti, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Renzo Benedetti, 4 high altitude porters, 2 Swiss mountaineers. (Marco Anghileri remained at C2 due to stomach problems). Second group (reached C2 at 16.30 ca on 25 July 2004)
Mario Lacedelli, Marco Sala, Luciano Zardini, 3 high altitude porters, 3 Swiss mountaineers Portfolio "Trekking Approach" Portfolio "Ascent"
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.