In winter, Nepalese Sherpas have reached the highest point of all K2 climbers. The seven summit teams plan to arrive at the summit on Saturday.
Four Nepalese Sherpas broke their previous record in the winter of Friday when they tried to climb K2 to 26,000 feet.
According to the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP), the highest altitude reached in winter is 25,320 feet.
Nirmal “Nims” Purja, Dawa Tenji Sherpa (MG Team), Mingma J, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Nimsdai Purja and Jelly Sherpa were spotted at the Pooja concert, and subsequently K-2 against Pakistan The winter attack occurred on January 5, 2021.
On January 5, 2021, before the winter attack on Pakistan’s K2, people saw Nirmal “Nims” Purja, Dawa Tenji Sherpa (MG Team), Mingma J, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Nimsdai Purja and Gelje Sherpa.
On Saturday, ten climbers from Nepal entered history. They became the first winter climbers to reach the K-2 peak in Pakistan, which is the second-highest mountain in the world at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) above sea level.
The historic ascent of the Nepal team occurred on the same day that the same Spanish climber was killed in another K-2 expedition. Sergi Mingote, 49, fell more than 500 meters (1,640 feet).
K2 is the last of the 14 highest mountains in the world, with an altitude of over 8,000 meters, and is climbed in winter. It is located in the Pakistani part of the Karakoram Mountains bordering China. Technically speaking, it is the most dangerous and challenging peak in the world.
“Impossible becomes possible! K2 winter-history created by mankind, history created by Nepal!” Nirmal Purja wrote on Twitter after climbing with Nepalese climbers.
SUMMIT!!!! All 10 Nepal and Sherpa climbers summited around 3 pm local marking first K2 winter summit and last of the fourteen 8000ers. Mingma G and Nimsdai lead the team https://t.co/1ZuSnXa5yW
— Alan Arnette (@alan_arnette) January 16, 2021
The “wild mountains” on the Karakoram reach their peak in the most dangerous season: Winter. Nepalese climbers finally reached the top of Mount K2 at 17:00 local time this afternoon.
K2 has won the reputation of “Wild Mountain” in the international rock climbing community because since the first attempt failed in 1987-88, only a few expeditions have tried to climb the summit in winter. All failed, and it was not until Saturday, when the weather was good, that the Nepal team could move forward.
Final summit towards K2 pic.twitter.com/hU6bdyFx4K
— Jibran Bloch (@jibranbloch) January 16, 2021
The Rocky Mountain is also the deadliest of the five highest peaks in the world because one in four people who reach the top of the mountain die in K2.
This winter, four unprecedented teams of about 60 climbers arrived in Pakistan to meet at K2, which is about 200 meters shorter than the world’s highest peak Everest in the Himalayas and Nepal.
Although the roughness of the slope and the overall exposure are technically challenging, climbers said that the weather is always the “biggest opponent” of K2 in a year.
The Nepal team wrote on its website before finishing the venture.: “The top wind is the force of a hurricane. The temperature is much lower than -65 degrees. The lower atmospheric pressure in winter means less oxygen. Therefore, there is almost no margin of error. The smallest error may bring terrible consequences”.