K2, South Face Attempt. Our Franco-German expedition was composed of Germans Reinhard Karl and Hans Martin Götz and Frenchmen Jean Afanassieff, Dr. Donald Morcamp and me as leader. We were at Base Camp at 16,400 feet from May 16 to June 23. We approached with 100 porters but used none on the mountain. Our route moved traversing slightly to the right from the traditional Base Camp up the south face to the shoulder on the Abruzzi ridge. Our first bivouac was at 21,000 feet and our second at 23,000 feet. Our high point was at 24,275 feet, just below the shoulder. We had very bad weather.
Yannick Seigneur, Groupe de Haute Montagne