We were energized by the surroundings and with the swiss replica watches thought of being just one day out of K2 base camp. However, as we met with the porters to discuss the next day’s plan, we learned they weren’t quite as excited to reach K2 as we were. They informed us that the next day they would only be going as far as Concordia, a relatively easy three-hour, downhill, open-glacier walk. I say relatively because they were wearing plastic sneakers with holey socks and carrying 30-kilo (66-lb) loads on a glacier above 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). But the trek to Concordia hardly constitutes a full day, and it was only another four hours up the Godwin-Austen glacier to base camp.
By leaving early, we could easily be there before noon, giving them plenty of time to return to porter party central at Concordia for the night. But they Replica Ulysse Nardin watches couldn’t be persuaded. Despite the rest day at Huspang, they told us they were too tired to make it all the way to K2.What the porters didn’t realize was that this was not Fredrik Ericsson’s first rodeo. Following his passion to ski 8,000-meter peaks, Ericsson has navigated himself through a porter crisis or two.
Like the time on Kangchenjunga when half the porters bailed as soon as they reached the glacier and the other half left when it started snowing. Hes had enough experience to know how to keep the ball rolling: “We go all the way to K2, or no tips for Replica Vacheron Constantin watches anyone,” he told them. The tent fell silent and we left them to consider the options.By the time we departed Ali Camp at 2 a.m.--so that we could catch the snow when it was frozen hard and before the sun softened it into a slushy quagmire--they were still undecided. We wouldn’t know until we reached Concordia. Despite the looming showdown, it was an amazing night;