KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Nepali mountain climbing team said on Saturday that it had reached the summit of K2, the second highest mountain in the world, an achievement before it was completed during winter.
“impossible is possible!” Team Leader Nirmal Purja Wrote on facebook. “History Created for Mankind. History made for Nepal “
Seven Summit Treks, a campaign company organizing the effort, said 10 climbers were supposed to reach the peak On Saturday afternoon, it conquered “Savage Mountain” During the most dangerous climbing season.
Mountaineers say the K2 is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the most forgiving spring weather.
Aung Teeshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association, said, “Mount 2 stands in winter is a historic and remarkable work.” “Nepali climbers prove their mountaineering skills. This is a proud moment. “
The K2 is at an altitude of 28,251 feet after Mount Everest. Part of the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan, near China, the K2 was considered the last of the 14 highest mountains in the world to be climbed in winter.
This time it was tested by a team led by 37-year-old Mr. Purja. Set the first record. In 2019, Sri Purja reached each of the 14 highest mountains in the world in six months, a milestone for climbers.
Seven Summit Treks described Saturday’s climb as an accomplishment and a testament to teamwork, but it also noted the risks of waiting for the Mountaineers.
“It’s K2 and it’s winter, many uncertain things can still happen, we’ll never know,” the company wrote. “Hope everyone lands safely at base camp.”
The climbers, part of a larger team, maintain a temperature of minus-58 degrees during a trip that began in mid-December. He carried out the effort even amid the coronovirus epidemic: only those who tested negative for Kovid-19 were allowed to land in Pakistan and climb the mountain.
The climbers at K2 Base Camp were thrilled with the climb, accepting the risk. In an interview at the base camp, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa said, “It is a great excitement.” “We are praying for his safe descent.”
Mingma Sherpa, chair of Seven Summit Treks, said in an interview that other climbers were waiting for the scale of the mountain after the first team set their ropes on the summit. “But it is not certain whether the weather allows them to climb.”