Rotation 1 – ABC and Camp 1

On June 30, 2016, the MM team left ABC to climb to Camp 1 (C1) on their first rotation. Here are some photos of ABC, the hike and C1.

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Our guides Garrett and Shinji doing some domestic duties after supper at K2 Advanced Base Camp.

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Our climbers and guides climbing from Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1 on K2 on June 30, 2016.

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Climbing from K2 Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1 on fixed ropes.

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Garrett Madison, our expedition leader is leading our group of climbers that are climbing from Advanced Base Camp to Camp 1 on K2 on June 30, 2016.

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Climbers arriving around noon to Camp 1 on K2 on June 30, 2016.

 

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A panorama view of Camp 1 on K2 with Broad Peak in the background above the camp. The Godwin Austin Glacier is below. Photo taken on June 30, 2016.

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A panorama view of Camp 1 on K2 with Broad Peak in the background above the camp. The Godwin Austin Glacier is below. Photo taken on June 30, 2016.

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Tent sites are limited to only a few location at Camp 1 on K2 and the locations are precarious and prone to serious rock fall and avalanche risk. We mostly use Mountain Hardware Trango 3 tents. We use the Trango 3 tents as a one person tent at Base Camp, two person tents on our trek in and climbing on the mountain, and at camps where space is limited or at high altitude camps, we may have three persons per tent. The Trango 3 is well tested in the world’s harshest environments and is one of the most common tents used on lots of extreme expeditions.

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At K2 Base Camp and heading up on our first rotation to Camp 3 on K2, June 27, 2016.

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On the Godwin Austin Glacier and heading up on our first rotation to Camp 3 on K2, June 27, 2016.