K2: Urdukas to Goro 2

Today’s journey was short and easy. We moved from Urdukas to Goro 2 at an altitude of 4,300 meters (14,200 feet) in a quick 3 hours. Unlike the previous days, the route on the Baltoro Glacier was quite a bit smoother but the effect of the rocky terrain on my trekking boots is unparalleled (see […]

K2: Climbing up the Baltoro Glacier

Happy Fourth of July! Just like the previous day, we got up at 4:00 AM and hit the trail about 30 minutes lasted in order to beat the heat. I prepared for the arduous journey by downing 1.5 liters of water at breakfast and packed two more liters for the road. That’s wasn’t even enough […]

K2: Jhula to Paiju

We woke up at 4:00 AM this morning and hit the train at 4:30 AM in order to avoid the scorching heat. Today was another day with temperatures in the 100s. We made our way from Jhula to Paiju in about 6 hours. I’m severly dehydrated but I’m OK; I started at a very fast […]

K2: Askole to Jhula

I left Askole at 6:25 AM this morning and arrived in Jhula at 11:15 AM. A combination of high temperatures and very rugged terrain made for a difficult trek. Everything you hear and read about the trek to K2 base camp is real. Unlike the well maintained trails in the Khumbu on the way to […]