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27-07-2004
Descent fine
After the summit, Mario Dibona has descend to Camp 3, while Marco Da Pozzo, Renato Sottsass and Renzo Benedetti are at Camp 4, together with Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini, who will attempt the summit tonight.


Base Camp K2 - Moday 27 July 2004
The sun is still shining on K2, facilitating the descent to the lower camps. Mario Dibona has already descended to Camp 3, while Marco Da Pozzo, contacted at 13.15 local time, is at Camp 4 with Renato Sottsass and Renzo Benedetti. Marco declared that the final ramp beneath the summit required a lot of care and attention, as it was the only section without fixed ropes. Steep and with hard packed snow, Marco needed as much time to ascend this section as to descent it.

in the meantiime Mario Lacedelli and Luciano Zardini are currently resting at Camp 4. This evening it's their turn: just like the first group they will head off for the summit at 22.00.

For us here at Base Camp, it'll be another sleepless night!


Giuseppe Ghedina

Photo: the Scoiattolo Renato Sottsass close to C3 (7300m). (ph Mario Dibona). Click photo for Ascent Portfolio.


The Abruzzi Spur route
Portfolio "Trekking Approach"
Portfolio "Ascent"

 Mario Lacedelli
 Luciano Zardini

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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