Corax wrote:As far as I know, no Summitposter made it to any summit in the Karakoram this season.
Cy Kaicener wrote:New Summitpost member Don Bowie is attempting (or has attempted) the unclimbed East
Face of K2 this summer.
Our small team of three first attempted a new route on the unclimbed East Face of K2 but were turned back at 6700 meters by killer avalanche conditions. The route (up to our high point, anyhow) was fantastic and is feasible with a small team and modern tactics. It's too bad we did not continue. I'd like to try it again, but- I think once on K2 is enough. (Somebody tell that to Billy Pierson)
After 3 summit attempts, we eventually summited on July 20, 2007 via the Abruzzi Spur. All three members climbed without oxygen or porters/sherpas, and without establishing any camps on the route. (We carried only one tent and one set of supplies)
crackers wrote:Steve House, Vince Anderson, and Marko Pretzl have already done two new routes in the process of acclimitizing at the K6 / K7 base camp. Kelly Cordes, Scott DeCapio, Maxime Turgeon and LP Menard arrived today.
Max writes that "The North Face of K6 is INCREDIBLE!! I have never seen such a huge wall like this. it may be 9000 feet of steep, beautiful rock."
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