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K2 North Ridge Camp 1

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  The view from Camp 1 on K2 North Ridge 1990. Team doctor Peter Kuestler brings up a load. K2 North Ridge 1990 the book is here: amzn.to/3rMWzyd Change the long URL to .com.au, .co.uk etc. for local pricing.    #k2 #k2northface #karakorum #shaksgam #mountaineering #kashgar #adventuretravel #k2basecamp #camels

K2 North Ridge 1990 - we approach Advance Base Camp

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  After days of hauling equipment up the North K2 Glacier we near the site of our Advance Base Camp below the North Ridge. K2 North Ridge 1990, the book, is here: amzn.to/3rMWzyd Change the long URL to .com.au, . co.uk etc. for local pricing.   #k2 #k2northface #karakorum #shaksgam #mountaineering #kashgar #adventuretravel #k2basecamp #camels    
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The route to K2 base camp took us through wonderful mountain country and past remote nomad Uighur shepherding camps then up the mighty Shaksgam River which drains the north side of the Karakorum range. This involved regular river crossings, many of which could only be achieved by riding on the already loaded camels.    K2 North Ridge 1990, the book, is here: amzn.to/3rMWzyd  Change the long URL to .com.au, . co.uk etc. for local pricing.    #k2 #k2northface #karakorum #shaksgam #mountaineering #kashgar #adventuretravel #k2basecamp #camels  
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Having been driven from Kashgar to Yecheng and then over the Kun Lun mountains to the start of the trail, we met our Bactrian camels and camel drivers and headed into the mountains. K2 North Ridge 1990, the book, is here:  amzn.to/3rMWzyd Change the long URL to .com.au, .co.uk etc. for local pricing.    #k2 #k2northface #karakorum #gregmortimer #steveswenson #gregchild #philershler #shaksgam #mountaineering #kashgar
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  Much of the Kashgar market in 1990 was almost medieval - people making tools and utensils on small anvils and lathes, and this man bending thin strips of wood over a purpose-made brazier to create steaming baskets or sieves. After Kashgar we headed for Yecheng and the Kun Lun range we had to drive across to get to the start of the trail to K2's north side.   K2 North Ridge 1990, the book, is here: amzn.to/3rMWzyd Change the long URL to .com.au, . co.uk , .fr, .jp, .de etc. for local pricing.   #k2 #k2northface #karakorum #gregmortimer #steveswenson #gregchild #philershler #shaksgam #mountaineering #kashgar

Kashgar market - K2 North Ridge 1990 expedition