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PORTFOLIO
NOVEMBER
28-07-1954
28 July,
Lacedelli, Compagnoni, Abram, Gallotti and Rey depart to establish camp VIII at 7,700 metres.
26-07-2004
Camp 4 reached
All is going well: Mario Dibona and Renato Sottsass have reached Camp 4 (13.30 local time). Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti are close. Davide Alberti has been forced to turn back and is now in promximity of Advanced Base Camp. Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini are proceeding up to Camp 3, while Marco Sala has had to renounce and turn back.


Base Camp K2 - Monday 26 July 2004
At 13.30 (local time) Mario Dibona and Renato Sottsass reached Camp 4 (at roughly 8000m). About half an hour behind them are Marco Da Pozzo and Renzo Benedetti. Davide Alberti, member of Group 1, has had the same stomach problems as Marco Anghileri and is now descending. Currently he is close to ABC.

Unfortunately another member of the second group, Secondo Gruppo, Marco Sala, has had to give up. The section between Camps 2 and 3 this morning were windswept and the intense cold forced him to turn back. The other members of the second group, Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini, are continuing on Camp 3.

Giuseppe Ghedina


First group
Marco Da Pozzo, Mario Dibona, Renato Sottsass, Renzo Benedetti, 4 high altitude porters, 2 high altitude porters: Dr. Johannes Blaser and the mountain guide Michel Andre Wirdt. (Davide Alberti has been forced to descend and is currently close to ABC)

Second group
Mario Lacedelli, Luciano Zardini 3 high altitude porters, 3 high altitude porters: Kari Kobler leader of the expedition, Daniel Surchat and Jöelle Brupbacher, the only female team member. (Marco Sala is currently descending)


Photo: Base Camp K2 (ph Giuseppe Ghedina). Click to enlarge.

Portfolio "Trekking Approach"
Portfolio "Ascent"

 Davide Alberti
 Marco Sala

NEWS
03-08-2004
The Scoiattoli return home
31-07-2004
Preparations are underway to leave K2 BC
30-07-2004
Brief comments, times and photos about the 6 Scoiattoli who reached he summit of K2
30-07-2004
Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini at Base Camp!
29-07-2004
Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini at Camp 2
WEATHER
27-07-2004
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.

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