Summer 2014 | Day 2 of K2 Summit Pushes - Update # 3

There were many summits on K2 yesterday; probably more than previous most summits on a single day. However, the story doesn't end here, as another summit bid is currently underway. This post will be updated with events of July 27th; second summit push and descent of group A.

Update 01 (27-July-14 04:30 hrs Pakistan Time)

The climbers going for summit today include American team (Garrett Madison, Alan Arnette, Matthew Dupuy and apparently three Sherpa), Finnish Samuli Mansikka and possibly an international team (Zdravko Dejanovic, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Reza Shahlai), if they didn't go for summit yesterday.

It's reported that American team left C4 at 22:40 hrs on July 26th. In a dispatch before leaving for summit push, Garrett Madison said, "Today is Saturday, July 26th at 6:00pm and we are up at High Camp with Alan and Matt. Our plan is to leave in about four hours for our summit push. A few climbers made the summit today and are on their way back now and we are very happy for them. It is snowing a little bit but when we get up tonight we will have clear skies while we are climbing up and early tomorrow morning"

From satellite position sent by the US climbers, it appears that they are currently negotiating the final sections of Traverse.

Update 02 (27-July-14 10:20 hrs Pakistan Time)

SUMMITs! The successful stories from the top of K2 continue as almost all remaining climbers made it to the summit, today.

1. Samuli Mansikka tweeted, "I AM ON SUMMIT OF K2!! The very highest point 8611m! Beautiful day although maybe the hardest I've done! No bottled oxygen, no support!"

2. Next the success of American team was announced at around 08:00 hrs. Following members of team reached the top.
Alan Arnette – USA
Matthew Dupuy – USA
Garrett Madison – USA
Kami Rita Sherpa – Thame Solu Khumbu, Nepal
Fur Kancha Sherpa – Thame Solu Khumbu, Nepal
Kami Tshering Sherpa – Pangbotse, Nepal

As of now, we can't confirm whether there were any other summit attempts, today.

Update 03 (28-July-14 04:20 hrs Pakistan Time)

The above mentioned International expedition was indeed part of summit push yesterday, and was successful in reaching the top. "Today(27th) All team member summit K2" was the message from the team.

Confirmed summiteers are Iranian Reza Shahlaee, Macedonian Zdravko Dejanovic and Mingma Gyalje Sherpa. Full list of climbers reaching the summit is awaited, yet.

On a side note, a third summit push is underway on K2, as Polish team and Bulgarian climber Boyan Petrov, who summited Broad Peak few days ago, leave the Base Camp tonight. They're targeting August 1st as summit day.

Update 04 (28-July-14 15:00 hrs Pakistan Time)

More from K2; Spaniard Miguel Angel Perez has reached the summit of K2 at around 1300hrs, today (July 28th). On 26th he had to turned back 300m below summit, due to cold. After resting and recovering, he went for the summit, today.

The summit of K2 at sunrise; Source

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