Every expeditions, no matter the outcome, is an opportunity to learn and meet incredible people and K2 keeps on reminding me of that. Thank you to all of you for your support, to my friend and climbing partner @fredroux72 , and to the amazing team thaK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Wonderful group of humans!
It’s never easy turning your back on a dream, especially when you’ve worked so hard to get so close. But that’s also what makes life so interesting, if it were easy to reach our goals, we would never learn to fight for them. . Nature will always haveK2 PAKISTAN
@roam All about the perseverance!
@sebastianroche You’re a champ in all our hearts mate💪🏻💪🏻
#k2calling Update from Mike: On July 17th, 2019, we decided to turn around a few hundred meters away from the summit due to strong winds and repeated avalanches. We left K2 base camp located at 5200m at 4am (local time) on Monday July 15th.K2 PAKISTAN
@webb Through your determination we will never give up Mike 🖤
@cyril_despres Chapeau les gars, un bon alpiniste est un vieux alpiniste qui sais prendre les bonnes décisions au bons moments m’a dit Jean Troillet 🙏🏻. Have a safe trip back home, 👋🏻
Mike called us today to tell us that him and Fred have safely arrived in camp 3! We were so happy to hear his voice and speak to him, not only because he is making great progress but also because today is his birthday! We recorded a little piece of
@roam Stoked! Also happy birthday! 🙌
And finally the time we have been waiting for has arrived! Tomorrow we plan on starting our summit push! We have a clear weather window over the next couple of days, which should give us enough time to make it to the summit and back down in good condK2 PAKISTAN
@sebastianroche Yes!!! Climb well, my friend!!💪🏻💪🏻
@roam Best of luck friends! Cheers
Some footage of our descent to basecamp (5200m) from camp 3 (7400m). . You can see the concentration on my face as I make sure not to miss a single step! . We’re now resting nicely in basecamp, paying close attention to the weather forecast for the nK2 PAKISTAN
At 7400m, the lack of oxygen turns simple tasks into big challenges. Eating for example, which is something we all do without any struggle at home, becomes a real difficulty with altitude. But feeding ourselves and stocking energy is crucial in theseK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Rest up before the big push!
Here is another pic that I took from camp 3, looking up towards the summit of K2. Here we can see the shoulder we need to overcome on our way to the top of the mountain. The shoulder is about 600m above our tent, at 8000m. . Making our way over the sK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Congrats on the progress, keep it up @mikehornexplorer 🤘🏽
& today is a great day because we made it up to camp 3 (7400m)!!! . It was a long and tiring ascent, but @fredroux72 and I are feeling extremely happy to have made it this far. We stopped at camp 2 (6700m) on the way up for a quick meal and rest, andK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Nice work Mike! Stoked for you to make a bid.
@sebastianroche Amazing👏🏻👏🏻 Go Mike @mikehornexplorer 💪🏻💪🏻
It was a cold and windy night up at camp 2 but the sun is shining today for our descent back to K2 basecamp! . Once arrived in basecamp, we will rest for a couple of days before setting off for the last part of our acclimatization process: climbing uK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Stoked for the next steps!
After a restful weekend in basecamp, it’s time for @fredroux72 and I to make our way up to camp 2 (6700m) and even higher if we’re feeling it! The weather seems to be in our favor, and we’re feeling strong. It should take us about 10 hours to climb fK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Climb strong!
After our ascent to 6000m yesterday, @fredroux72 and I are back in basecamp. The weather was very clear today but will be getting a little worse again. So we’ve been making the most of our rest time to go through our gear to prepare for our next asceK2 PAKISTAN
@roam Stoked for the next moves!
Made it to camp 1 and deposited a tent, stove sleeping bag and some food there. Then made our way higher towards camp 2. It snowed most of the morning but we’re happy we made it up to 6000m and back. #k2calling #mikehorn #pole2poleK2 PAKISTAN
@jimmychin Good luck up there my friend!