Monthly archives for July 2018

Jake’s K2 Blog #24: On top of the world!!

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Jake’s K2 Blog #24: On top of the world!!

This is a blog post I’ve been wanting to write for 10 years. I’m not sure that words will every do justice to the incredible experience that I had...

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Jake’s K2 blog #23: A miserable day of climbing… but with good omens

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Jake’s K2 blog #23: A miserable day of climbing… but with good omens

We were always going to be starting somewhat at a disadvantage, as we were around 80m below normal C2, and we’d have to climb House’s Chimney to get there...

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Jake’s K2 blog #22: The summit attempt continues…

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Jake’s K2 blog #22: The summit attempt continues…

We certainly weren’t in too much of a rush to leave C1 on Tuesday morning. The night had been okay, but ...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #21: The real adventure begins!

6 mins

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Jake’s K2 Blog #21: The real adventure begins!

We’d had a good amount of information that the weather was looking good for this week, and potentially with a summit day on Friday 20th...

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Jake’s K2 blog #20: Waiting at 7350m for weather to clear, a summit attempt is imminent…

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Jake’s K2 blog #20: Waiting at 7350m for weather to clear, a summit attempt is imminent…

Despite being 7350m up K2, Jake has managed to send back a short blog about the imminent summit attempt...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #19: Remembering the dead, and getting ready to go ‘up the hill’

10 mins

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Jake’s K2 Blog #19: Remembering the dead, and getting ready to go ‘up the hill’

Since we got down from Broad Peak, we’ve had a few days in basecamp to rest. After any rotation up the mountain...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #18: Missing Climber on Broad Peak

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Jake’s K2 Blog #18: Missing Climber on Broad Peak

Please note that I am going to keep this note short and generic, and is certainly not meant to be an official report on this incident...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #17: A Death on the Mountain

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Jake’s K2 Blog #17: A Death on the Mountain

Some of you might have seen that on Saturday the 7th July, K2 claimed its 84th victim, Canadian climber Serge Dessureault...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #16: Jake attempts to summit Broad Peak

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Jake’s K2 Blog #16: Jake attempts to summit Broad Peak

As you’ll know, a few days ago I applied for and got (at not insignificant expense) a permit to climb on Broad Peak...

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Jake’s K2 Blog #15: Welcome to the leisuredome

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Jake’s K2 Blog #15: Welcome to the leisuredome

We’ve been ‘resting’ in basecamp for 2 days now, mainly because there has been two days of pretty shoddy weather...

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