ISLAMABAD: A workforce of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made historical past after changing 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.”
For the reason that 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 received larger than 7,650 metres till Saturday when the nice 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 with the intention to declare the feat in Nepal’s title.
Referred to 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).