• 17
    Feb
    , by Alex

We are preparing for the hurricane that will hit us the next few days. Winds up to 90 km/hour at expected in the Base Camp and category 4 hurricane, with winds of 210 km/hour at the top of K2. For this reason, we have built a 20 cm wide and 1.80 cm high snow wall on the southern part of the Base Camp. Taking into account the progression of the igloos, we have powerful reasons to believe in snow forts. After the hurricane passes through good weather is expected, and we will be able to carry on working. While we can plan for the future, we must first deal with the here and now, and protect ourselves from the storm. We built a defensive wall with battlements to protect us from the wind. We got inspired by the engineer Vauban, who revolutionized defensive fortifications during Louis XVI reign.

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