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K2 from Broad Peak BC
courtesy Scott Powrie, SOURCE
Climbers at K2 Base Camp at the start of season.
courtesy Adrian Hayes, SOURCE
GI (left peak)
courtesy Wikimedia, SOURCE

Summit Push Aborted on K2, Gasherbrums Update

Posted: Jul 26, 2013 04:44 am EDT

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(By Raheel Adnan) “The Sherpas couldn't reach C3 due to snow depths of 7 feet and were 20 meters from being hit by an avalanche. With an earlier large avalanche spotted hitting areas of Camp 4, snow conditions are simply too unstable to attempt summit now. All teams thus returning to Base Camp to reappraise,” Adrian Hayes called his home team, on Thursday evening. After acclimatization and rest in bad weather days, the majority of K2 climbers left BC on Wednesday (July 24th), hoping to be at top on July...

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