This summer American climber and skier, Dave Watson will attempt to ski the
S-SE spur of K2 in Pakistan.
Dave, a 2-time Everest summiter, is hoping to complete the project he started
last summer. In 2008, he travelled to Pakistan to ski K2, dangerous
conditions prevented him from realizing his dream.
Watson acclimatized on Broad Peak and skied from 7600 meters during the only
usable weather window of the summer 08' season. After helping with rescues of
climbers on K2 , during that same weather window, Dave and his team remained
the only people in base camp for another 4 weeks, hoping for decreased wind
speeds on the upper mountain. The winds never decreased to a safe level and
the season ended.
Using skis from the Karhu ski company, weighing only 3.4 pounds, he hopes to
ski from the summit of the 8611 meter, K2. Conditions will detirmine if he
will attempt to ski the exposed traverse under the serac as well as the top of
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