K2: Pakistan, the trek and Base Camp

I have now been in Pakistan for over two weeks, and even though climbing proper will only start tomorrow, with our first and only acclimatization rotation (to about 7200m), it has already been a string of awesome adventures: from discovering Islamabad, to driving the infamous Karakoram Highway over two days of cramped minibus, a hairy jeep drive to Askole and six days of trekking up the Baltoro glacier, among the tallest mountains on Earth. Here are a few images, transmitted over satellite from Base Camp, to give you an idea of what things were like. Enjoy!