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  • COAS meets group of mountaineers who scaled Ok-2 for the primary time in winter
  • Delegation shares their experiences with COAS, says that the expedition turned out to be a “momentous experience” for them
  • Mountaineers additionally thank Pakistan govt, Military and its individuals for his or her heat hospitality

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Military Workers (COAS) Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met a bunch of mountaineers who’ve come to Pakistan as a part of the Worldwide Winter Ok-2 Expedition, the navy’s media wing stated.

The Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR), in an announcement, stated that through the assembly held on the Basic Headquarters, the COAS congratulated the climbers for his or her nice achievement of scaling the mighty Ok-2 in winter for the primary time, thus making historical past within the discipline of mountaineering. 

The delegation additionally shared their experiences with the military chief, saying that the expedition turned out to be a “momentous experience for them,” and thanked Pakistan and its individuals for his or her heat hospitality. 

Learn extra: Pakistani high-altitude mountaineer Samina Baig units eyes on mighty K2

First to climb Ok-2 summit in winter

The workforce of Nepalese climbers made historical past after turning into the primary to summit Pakistan’s K2 in winter, based on a trekking firm main one of many expeditions.

Dozens of mountaineers have been competing over the previous few weeks to summit the world’s second-highest mountain, the final peak above 8,000 metres to be topped in wintertime.

“WE DID IT,” tweeted Seven Summit Treks.

“The Karakorum’s ‘Savage Mountain’ been summited in most dangerous season: winter. Nepalese climbers finally reached the summit of Mt K2 this afternoon at 17:00 local time.”

Because the maiden try in 1987-1988, only a handful of winter expeditions have been tried on the storied 8,611-metre (28,250-feet) mountain within the Karakoram vary alongside the Chinese language border.

None had bought larger than 7,650 metres till Saturday when the great circumstances allowed the climbers to push forward.

This winter an unprecedented 4 groups totalling round 60 climbers converged on the mountain, greater than all of the earlier expeditions put collectively.

The ten Nepalese climbers had earlier been unfold throughout the totally different groups however shaped a brand new group in an effort to declare the feat in Nepal’s identify.

Often known as the “savage mountain”, winds on the height can blow at greater than 200 kilometres per hour (125 miles per hour) and temperatures drop to minus 60 levels Celsius (minus 76 Fahrenheit).

Learn extra: Historical past made as Nepalese climbers grow to be first to achieve K2’s summit in winter

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