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K2's BC has turned into a ghost town, with few climbers remaining. Image of K2's BC courtesy of Hugues d'Aubarede website (click to enlarge).

K2 wrap-up: Americans in ghost BC still hoping to launch a summit push

Posted: Aug 12, 2008 09:50 pm EDT

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K2s Base Camp, virtually deserted and covered in clouds. With the Dutch, Korean and Singaporean teams gone, only ghosts remain on the barren glaciers as well as a group of six climbers (four Americans and two Sherpas) who still hope for a chance to attempt a summit bid. Six men still going for it - on O2Mike Farris has waved his team off, and instead joined Dave Watson, Chuck Boyd and apparently Gheorghe (a.k.a "George") Dijmarescu and two Sherpas for a summit bid as soon as weather permits - which may not happen in upcoming...

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