Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 2:42 AM POST #99: Pakistan Gasherbrum Expedition Wrap-up…Going Home I sat comfortably on my plane in seat 25A as the aircraft went airborne. The potent scent of BO permeated the cabin from Skardu to Islamabad that day. When I thought I couldn’t take the terrible smells anymore, … Read morePakistan Gasherbrum Expedition Wrap-up…Going Home
Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 7:18 AM Post #98: Jhula to Askole to Skardu. Last Day of the Trek Out…..but lots of complications! Aug 15, 2013. (A10) Jhula means ‘basket’ in Balti. Thats because at our campsite, there used to be a river crossing that was on old cables via a basket. … Read moreJhula to Askole to Skardu. Last Day of the Trek Out. Aug 15, 2013. (A10)
Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:52 PM Post #97: Irdupayu to Payu to Jhula, Another 10 hour Day and 20 Miles.! Aug 14, 2013. (A9). Today is Pakistani Independence Day……….A National Holiday. Interesting…….. AND…..It was the third day in a row trekking down the Baltoro. Another long day to get out … Read moreIrdupayu to Payu to Jhula, Another 10 hour Day and 20 Miles.! Aug 14th, 2013. (A9).
Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 11:40 PM Post #96: Concordia to Irdupayu in a long 12 hour day 20mi down the glacier It was a chilly start to the morning, but much warmer than mornings of the expedition, being at a lower altitude than basecamp already. I was up early to eat … Read moreConcordia To Irdupayu In A Long 12 Hour Day 20mi Down The Glacier
Jon’s cruising! His Team is following the yellow line and has already passed the turnoff for K2. They’re nearing their primary Basecamp near the Gasherbrums. Basecamp sits at roughly 16,732feet or 5100m. This photo is from a different expedition but gives you a good idea of what climbing the glacier is like. It’s no easy … Read moreWaving at K2, Approaching Basecamp