Monthly archives for June 2018

Jake’s K2 Blog #8: The mule train to Urdukas

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Jake’s K2 Blog #8: The mule train to Urdukas

A very short trek today, only about 6km and a net gain of 350m although with a fair amount of up and down....

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Jake’s K2 Blog #7: The most amazing and inspirational trek in the world

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Jake’s K2 Blog #7: The most amazing and inspirational trek in the world

As an inherently lazy individual, I would never complain about having a rest day on an expedition, but....

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Jake’s K2 Blog #6: life, death and gratuitous nudity

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Jake’s K2 Blog #6: life, death and gratuitous nudity

It’s hard to believe that I left the UK only a week ago. Family and home feel a million miles and a lifetime ago...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #5: The long trek to Base Camp begins

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Jake’s K2 Blog #5: The long trek to Base Camp begins

Jola camp is the first camp site on the trek up to K2 basecamp. It’s also the first main camp site in the Central Karakoram National Park...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #4: The road to Askole

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Jake’s K2 Blog #4: The road to Askole

Whilst we didn’t doubt the ability of our liaison officer, there was still a certain amount of trepidation this morning as we woke...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #3: preparation, packing and prophylactics!

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Jake’s K2 Blog #3: preparation, packing and prophylactics!

A busy day today in Skardu - sorting kit and prepping loads for porters. Everything that we’re taking on the expedition has to be collated...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #2: The Meyer has landed!

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Jake’s K2 Blog #2: The Meyer has landed!

As I type this I’m sitting in the shade on the grassy terrace of the Concordia Motel in Skardu. It is quiet and tranquil; birds chirp in the Cyprus and poplar trees...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #1: Here I Go Again!

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Jake’s K2 Blog #1: Here I Go Again!

“I’m a little bit sad about leaving that hill, it’s been 6 or 7 weeks here at basecamp, and I’m going to miss it. Whether or not I’m going to see it again in it’s glory, I don’t know, but we’ll see. In’Shallah”

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