Update 8/15/2006: 4 Russian climbers are missing on K2. ATP
will send a helicopter after the weather gets better... It appears they will
need to dig themselves out or get help from those on the mountain, while hope
remains the time is getting long and the weather is not good. The Polish Jacek
Teler is alive and the Irish climber is alive....
The Russians spent a very long time at high camp and then
headed up while the Pakistani weather services was issuing a URGENT weather
warning. It is unclear who or anyone the Russians were getting weather reports
from at this time... Our hopes and prayers go out to the climbers and their
Update 8/14/2006: Four climbers are reportedly missing after
an Avalanche on the Pakistani side of the mountain. The Russians and at least
one Polish climber was were still climbing. It is unclear as to who is
missing. The Irish climber is free on the Avalanche. Stay tuned and hope for
Update 8/9/2006: The Russians appears to have headed back up
to camp 3 and waiting to move their move... GOT TO HEAD UP OR DOWN SOON...
Earlier Update as Hanif predicted the clouds have moved in. The
Russians appear to be holding, but they will need to go up or down....The
Japanese are still up high. They will need to come down.... It is unknown the
status of the Canada team on the Chinese Side on K2.
Update 8/03/2006: As others turn around, we are told the
Russians are in their summit push. The Japanese summits are confirmed with
Tatsuya Aoki (21) claming
to become the youngest person ever to scale K2. Other summiting include Yuka
Komatsu (first Japanese woman)
Update 8/01/2006: It is unknown the status of the Canada
team on the Chinese Side on K2. If anyone has more information please e-mail
On the Pakistan Side the Japanese are rumored to have
summited, but this is NOT confirmed. One member of the ATP expedition, Ger
McDonnell, was hurt by getting hit in the head with a rock and was taken to
Skardu, where he is said to be OK...
Others including Wilco are at Camp 3 trying to decide if to
go for it or not....
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