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Written By: sean on August 6, 2009 2 Comments

NB….for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

The season has ended and news from Base camp is that nobody has reached the summit of K2 this climbing season. Spaniard, Jorge Egocheaga claimed to be the only [...]

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Written By: sean on August 4, 2009 One Comment

NB. update 13 May 2010…for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

Just heard news that the only three remaining members of the expedition to K2, attempting to reach the summit this morning, turned back at 8000 [...]

Written By: sean on July 28, 2009 2 Comments
Kilimanjaro – Climate change

It’s so good to be home.  Last week I had to dash down to the Cape but managed to catch Jeffrey’s Bay in fine form – the surf was cooking!  I’ve been following the rest of the team on K2 and progress is slow.  4 other members have left for a number of reasons.  The rest of the [...]

Written By: sean on July 17, 2009 8 Comments
K2 – Muhammad & Iqbal

NB. update 13 May 2010…for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

Forget the logic that men in Kaftans can’t sprint. Porters Muhammad and Iqbal from Shikar accompanied me from K2 BC to Askole. They are absolute [...]

Written By: sean on July 11, 2009 2 Comments

Latest news from Sean is that once again bad weather has moved in.  The team are at Base Camp – it’s a no go up the mountain to Camp 3 this weekend.

SAFM interview with Sean at K2 Base Camp (Sat 11th July)

Michael Abrahanson: I’m talking to Sean Wisedale who joins us on the line now… let [...]

Written By: sean on July 10, 2009 4 Comments

NB. update 13 May 2010…for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

K2′s summit was first reached in 1954.  Since then and after thousands of attempts, only 299 of the finest climbers in history have repeated that.  [...]

Written By: sean on July 8, 2009 14 Comments
K2 – Base Camp to Camp 2

There is obviously no scale here to weigh yourself.  The only weight measurements units available are fingers, fists, rotated fist and hopefully never 2 fists between my waste and the seam of my rods.

After 2 weeks at 5100 meters I’m now at a 5th width – that’s about 4 cm thinner.  What that equates to in [...]

Written By: sean on July 6, 2009 6 Comments

At last we’ve been granted a window of fair weather and have resumed line fixing and camp establishing.  While the rest of the team push up to Camp 2 today, I’m in Base Camp preparing to push up tomorrow. Our program and plan is to haul 200 meters of rope and a tent to the [...]

Written By: sean on July 4, 2009 3 Comments
K2 – Continuous snow & ECR interview

 

 NB. update 13 May 2010…for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

We’ve been in Base Camp for 6 continuous days and most likely for another 3 days.  The weather is super unstable with lots of snow…I’ve [...]

Written By: sean on June 30, 2009 6 Comments

NB. update 13 May 2010…for any K2 or Karakoram climbers in the 2010 season I have three new cylinders of Poisk oxygen in Skardu that are for sale email Sean on venture@hot.co.za 

Text message received from Sean this am: “Wind & snow. Hunkered down in base camp. Why are mountains made so cold?”

Below is Sean’s K2 gear [...]

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