American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Central Karakoram, K2, South-Southeast Spur, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1998

K2, South-Southeast Spur, Attempt. A seven-member Basque team led by Ramon Agirre (38) reached 7000 meters on the south-southeast spur but were turned back by too much snow and avalanches that came down from the Shoulder (8000 meters). While establishing Camp II (7000m), members of the team were hit by an avalanche. They survived, but were then forced to wait for two days without food and water while conditions stabilized. The team made Base Camp at 5000 meters, Camp I at 6400 meters and Camp II at 7000 meters. Team members were Juan Vallejo (26), Alberto Zerain (35), Mikel Saez De Urabain (29), Peio Angulo (31), Txingu Arrieta and Patxi Ibarbia (32).

Asem Mustafa Awan, The Nation, Pakistan

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