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British Fullers K2 Expedition 1986

In a year when nine expeditions were given permits and 13 climbers perished on the mountain, this strong team of prominent British climbers, led by AI Rouse and John Batty, were forced by prolonged and violent storms to abandon attempts at a first British ascent of K2, first by the NW ridge, then by the Abruzzi Spur. Al Rouse made a further attempt with members of other expeditions and, after achieving his ambition of reaching the summit, tragically died, stormbound, on the descent.

May - August 1986
Al Rouse with John Batty from Britain

Other expeditions nearby

Irish K2

June - August 1998
Calvin Torrans with Eddie Cooper, Martin Dales, Pa