Kangchenjunga 2011 expedition

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 21:00

Camp 2 established but still no Camp 3

Our plan was to go as far as 7150m and establish Camp 3 spending as well one night there for completing our acclimatization.


We just got up to Camp 2 at around 6400m.  Throughout the night, significant amounts of snow fall on the mountain.  In the morning, the route up to C3 was not visible at all and the snowpack was unstable.  After a brief war council we decided it’s wiser to go down and not to push our luck too much.  Not without some regret that we will have to go up once again before our final summit push. On the way back there were some parts were the snow was sliding, especially close to the wall on the traverse bellow C1.


The weather forecast is somehow contradictory (after all, it’s just a forecast). We still have to decide when to go up next.


In the morning the sky was clear, now snowing.  Guess what word was the most frequently used during this expedition…



Alex on the way to C1
Pawel and Antonello
Pawel in C1
Alex on the ridge above C1
Alex in C2
Tents in C2
Pawel and Anselm
Anselm abseiling to C1
C1 and crevasse
Pawel and our tent in C1
Easter surprise
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