Several other mountaineers are still missing, prompting a desperate search on the peak in northern Pakistan.
A climber based out of Los Angeles is one of the climbers on K-2 this weekend.
22-year-old Nicholas rice is from Hermosa Beach. On his website seen here, rice told readers he has safely reached the base camp.
He said he made it above 25-thousand feet on K-2, when he decided to turn back because of deteriorating conditions.
Rice's expedition leader is among the missing.
He says he's still holding out for his safe return.