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Saser Kangri II Day 2

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

AAC President Steve Swenson was evacuated from Advanced Base Camp after difficulty breathing. He has recovered quickly and completely and sent us a number of reports on his, Mark Richey’s, and Freddie Wilkinson’s successful ascent of Saser Kangri II. We’ve reposted parts of these reports here.

We knew that achieving our goals on our second day on the route would be the key to success.  In 2009 this day was where things fell apart for us – the system we used was too slow and we waited too long to try and make a place to bivy and exhausted ourselves too early on the climb.  This time we needed to reach or exceed our high point of 2009 and make a good tent platform to rest and cook early enough in the day so we would have enough strength to continue…

Read the rest of this report on Steve Swenson’s Blog.

Saser Kangri II Day 1

Saser Kangri II Day 2

Saser Kangri II Day 3

Saser Kangri II Day 4—The Summit

Saser Kangri II—The Descent



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