A January day in the K2 Base.. Repost @hello.mountains
A day in the life...
Great diary written by the Polish K2 winter expedition member - @rafalfronia
\"A January day in the K2 base.
When exactly does the day start for us? Let us assume that it starts with awakening.
I open my eyes, gray in the tent, lips and nose covered with frost, shawl on the head, everything else in the sleeping bag,... nice warmth, eyes protrude from inside, looking on a hanging thermometer, -25 degrees, tolerably, everything is frosted, the whole interior of the tent is covered with silver aisles, sometimes they hang like hairy icicles, delicate, you have to be careful because this whole white has only one goal - to fall in my collar, over my shirt, on a naked piece of my body. With me in the middle of the sleeping bag part of the daily wardrobe, I sit down, the dressing begins. Take off your pajamas is nothing, but put on a T-shirt that has -27 ... you need it quickly but gently, because icicles hang ... Dressing ends with shoes, glasses and what will be needed there. Now you have to stuff and thaw some things frozen at night on the stone: cream, toothpaste, handkerchiefs ... stuff it ... where there is heat. I'm taking the bottle with the night pee and I'm getting out. In the shade - 25, from behind Broad Peak at 8:31 the sun will come out, if it comes out ... and it will be -16 to noon.
From the 8:00 in the dinning tent there is tea and milktea, who wants to go, whoever is not, rots in the sleeping bag till 9. Then the breakfast arrives. Fixed, iron set: eggs, ciapati, pancake, porridge. Participants are coming together, the breakfast is finished with coffee ... and to work, barrels, sacks, deposits, ropes, repairs, tents, drying of sleeping bags, karimat ... (...)\"
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