K2: Rest day in Skardu

Today was a leisurely rest day in Skardu after the two-day brutal bus ride. Many team members are taking it easy and trying to deal with stomach/GI issues; this is very common and all should be well in the next few days. I spent the afternoon catching up on emails and re-packing my gear. Tomorrow […]

Test #1

Testing posts – ignore.

K2: Arrived in Skardu

Today was the second leg of our long dreaded bus ride from Islamabad to Skardu. We woke up at 4:45 AM, ate breakfast at 5:00 AM and hit the road promptly at 6:00 AM. Suffice to say, we survived the dangerous but very scenic Karakorum Highway (KKH). We arrived is Skardu at 3:15 PM making […]

K2: From Islamabad to Chilas

Long long day. We left Islamabad at 2:15 AM taking a bus ride on the famed Karakorum Highway (KKH). Due to safety reasons, we ended up taking a scenic detour that made for a very tiring and draining day despite not walking more than 100 feet. What was supposed to be a 7 hours ride […]

K2 & Broad Peak Expedition 2015 is under way!

I left St. Louis on Thursday June 25 at 6:00 AM and landed in Islamabad by way of Chicago & Doha (Qatar) on Friday June 27th at 2:00 AM local time. Despite the 32+ hours of travel, it was a very pleasant journey. I cleared Pakistani customs and picked up ALL my bags in a […]