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  Weather ALERT K2, NP, GB I/II and Broad Peaks: Weather is Not advisable especially for K2


Copyright© Billy Pierson

Update 8/02/2007: Weather ALERT K2, NP, GBI/II and Broad Peaks

Weather is Not advisable especially for K2, Take care on Thu/Fri/Sat

100%  Clear Weather is Not possible in Next 4 Days (Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun) but some short interval windows (3 to 4 hourly) likely during first half of each day. K2 and adjoining Peaks are expected to remain in the grip of very strong winds (speed nearly 100 knots, direction SW) during Thursday evening to Friday evening. Climbers are advised to be very careful on Friday as weather would be very bad due to SNOW over peaks (west and south-west of K2) and poor visibility. Weather will start to improve gradually from Sun/Mon giving a 3 days window. HANIF.

Update 7/30/2007: The prevailing weather (due to local build-ups, as mentioned in previous report) is improving gradually, Tuesday may be slightly better but likely to disturb again at evening/night. Climbers are advised to remain CAREFUL on Wed/Thu as occasional Snow over all main Peaks and showers in base-camps is expected on both days. While the upper winds(+20,000 ft) are expected to remain very strong (near 100 knots, W/SW). HANIF.

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