Update: On July 27, Alan Arnette and his team reached the summit of K2! We send him our congratulations, thanks, and best wishes for a safe trip down to base camp. Hear his audio dispatch from the summit here.
Alan Arnette is a veteran mountain climber and dedicated Alzheimer's advocate. Arnette has climbed Everest four times. In 2011, he climbed the highest mountain on every continent as part of his 7 Summits campaign.
In 2014, Arnette is taking on one of the world's toughest mountains, K2. Second only to Everest in height, K2 is known for being an incredibly difficult and dangerous climb. Arnette will begin trekking to K2 in June and will chronicle his progress on his website, http://www.alanarnette.com/K2CureAlz. After several days of journeying from Islamabad, Pakistan, he will reach K2 via a weeklong trek on the Baltoro Glacier. As of early July, Arnette has reached base camp at K2 and begun his ascent.
Arnette is again using his climb as a way to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Through his website, you can make a donation to Cure Alzheimer's Fund or UsAgainstAlzheimer's, an Alzheimer's lobbying group. You can make an even bigger impact by becoming a fundraising captain to help rally others to join Arnette's campaign. Visit his website to watch his progress or get involved.