K2 Attempt. New Zealanders Gary Ball, Lydia Bradey, Bill Atkinson and Robert Hall attempted to climb K2 up the Abruzzi Ridge at the same time as the American team. They established Base Camp on June 8 and three high camps in the next ten days. Then, in the next five weeks, bad weather prevented their getting above 7400 meters. The climbers then moved on directly to attempt Everest from the south.
Colin Monteath, New Zealand Alpine Club