9 August 2010 K2 Update

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.

David Schipper
Outdoorlabs.com
720.231.3698

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9 responses to “9 August 2010 K2 Update

  1. Warren Currie

    Best wishes for a safe trip home Trey.

  2. Yessir – a safe and quick descent and return home, brother! The candle’s burning in the window for you.
    XOXO Anna, Mike & Leyla

  3. Trey, so sorry for your loss. Safe travels home.

  4. Bobby Dazzler

    Words fail me. Trey, im so sorry. Come home safe hombre

  5. Trey – only belatedly catching up on what was happening with your climb. Tragic news – so very sad for you. A whole world away from the fun on Laila Peak. Strength to carry on.

  6. Trey
    Just heard the news from Barney Rosedale. After Rupert’s tragic loss so recently, I can only begin to imagine how you must be feeling. I know nothing I can say will make it any better. Stay strong and come back safe. We’re with you in spirit.
    Toby.

  7. Another shining soul
    Released to the wind
    Like so many diamonds

    There are no words…

    See you in Sept brother,
    Colton

  8. Trey,
    So sorry to hear about the news.

    Our sincere condolences.

    Taryn and Steve

  9. HI FREDRIK,

    I KNOW YOU ARE NOT THERE BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART.

    WE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT WE HAD TOGETHER DURING YOUR EXPEDITIONS IN NEPAL

    WE FROM HIMALAYA WILL REAL MISSED YOU ALL THE TIME.

    LOBEN,
    BUDHI,
    PLADEN,
    KANCHA,
    RISHI,
    WANGCHU,

    AND FROM ENTIRE
    LOBEN EXPEDITION FAMILY

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