This morning a memorial service was held for Fredrik at the Gilkey Memorial,
just below basecamp.
Trey made it back to base camp after a dangerous and challenging descent.
Though little has been published of the descent’s difficulties I’m sure
Trey’s safe exit from the route came from the efforts of the competent and
committed climbers around him. Thank you.
Stu from Field Touring Alpine has kept me up to speed on what is happening
around basecamp. It is raining heavily in base camp and looks like it may
continue for a while.
The trek out is about 60 miles (100K) along the Baltoro Glacier to a small
village named Askole. From there it is another 60 miles by jeep to the first
‘modern’ town of Scardu. From there it is possible to get a flight to
Islambad or take a two day bus ride along the Karakorum Highway. Ground
travel may be compromised by heavy rain, floods and road wash outs.