Time flies away, and for us the moment comes to make the long journey home, which with about 60 km in 5 days of trekking will take us from Concordia to the village of Askole. To date, we can say the success of the expedition, with almost all the planned goals achieved. But the job is not yet finished, photographic and survey activities will continue during the journey back, not to mention the repetition of some historic shots we postponed during the trip for logistical reasons; in particular we’ll spend two days at the camp Payu
to carry out some measurements on this important front of the Baltoro glacier, such as its current distance from the boulder Desio, considered an important historic landmark.
Yesterday afternoon, with the help of Pino, I managed to replicate an historic shot, an image very aesthetic by Massimo Terzano depicting in the foreground a member of the expedition of 1929 with two carriers intent on climbing an ice ship, with the K2 wrapped in the clouds on the background. This image, though of value mainly aesthetic, could prove useful to show how 80 years ago the ice ships at the Concordia circus were more numerous and much larger than today.
Prior to departure, then, we can not avoid from making some ritual portraits with our pakistani friends.