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Southface of K2

The team of Boardman, Tasker, Renshaw and Doug Scott first attempted the W ridge (on which Nick Estcourt had been swept away by an avalanche in 1978), reaching a height of 7,000m before being turned back by strong winds. Doug Scott retired with a back injury, but the 3 others made 2 bold attempts on the SE ridge. The first was thwarted after their camp at 8,075m had been swept away by an avalanche in the night. On the second attempt they again reached 7925m, but their bid for the summit was foiled by strong winds. A valiant attempt by a lightweight alpine-style party.

May - July 1980
Pete Boardman, Joe Tasker, Dick Renshaw and Doug Scott

Other expeditions nearby

Irish K2

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