Ten Nepalese climbers have set a record by scaling Pakistan’s K2 (8,611 m), the world’s second-highest mountain and the only one among the 8,000 m peaks that had never been climbed before in winter.
Over 60 international climbers from 18 countries had arrived at the K2 base camp and started their adventure in early January to try and scale what is also known as the Savage Mountain or the King of the North. At K2 winds there can blow at more than 200 km an hour and temperatures can drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius in winter.
Time of Summit
On 16 January 2021, Saturday at about 1656 hours, the 10 Nepalese climbers from three different expedition teams stood on the top of K2. The achievement was the result of a remarkable collaborative effort between Nepalese climbers affiliated with multiple teams: one led by Nirmal Purja and the other by Mingma Gyalje Sherpa. In the days before last night’s summit push, the two groups combined forces
K2 winter expedition team
The successful k2 winter summit climber team include
- Nirmal Purja
- Gelje Sherpa
- Mingma David Sherpa
- Mingma G, Sona Sherpa
- Pem Chihiri Sherpa
- DawaTemba Sherpa
- Mingma Tenzi Sherpa
- Kili Pemba Sherpa
- Dawa Tenjing Sherpa
Route Stops on K2
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