Four Nepalese Sherpas reached Camp 4 (7,800 meters) on K2 on Friday, the highest winter altitude record to date, approaching the new story of mountaineering. Thirteen of the world’s 14 peaks over 8000 meters were climbed in winter.
But one of them has yet to be climbed: the 8,611–meter (28,251–foot) K2, the world’s second tallest straddling Pakistan and China. that a team of 10 will make the final push to the summit at 10 p.m. on Friday. The four-member team that set up the camp at 7800 meters on Friday afternoon descended to the camp 3.
“They will join another team from six members at Camp 3 and push forward to the summit tonight, “he said.“ Weather conditions were deemed stable until tomorrow. “d the feat in reaching the highest point of K2 in winter on Friday.
The previous altitude record during the K2 winter expedition was set by Denis Urubko, of Russian origin in 2018, as he reached 7,640 meters “Today [January 15th] at 3:30 pm [sic] we 3 Mingmas arrived at Camp 4 on K2. Brother Sona came back 30 meters lower from C4 because his part of the rope and his equipment were already in use.
We see the last route now [sic], ”Mingma Gyalze Sherpa wrote on her Facebook page on Friday evening. are: Nirmal Purja, Galjen Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Dawa Tenjin Sherpa and Kili Pemba Sherpa. 8000-meter-high mountains are also part of the 10-member team as he plans to parachute from the summit. “This year the Nepalese are about to make history”, Mingma Sherpa. Mingma Sherpa said that for climbers the last obstacle is “The Bottleneck“, the area above 8,000 meters known in mountaineering as the “death zone” when a lack of oxygen stops slowly the human body. was the site of a 2008 tragedy in which 11 people were killed in an avalanche.
Mountaineers say the winter ascent of K2 is “the last great mountaineering challenge“. will make the nation [sic] proud. As planned, we are here in Camp 3 with another proud Nepalese team. We will rest here tomorrow because of the strong wind. 10 Nepalese brothers will update our schedule tomorrow afternoon. Good night with K2 C3. ” Mountaineers say avalanches are always a risk, and in winter temperatures can drop to -50 degrees C (-58 degrees Fahrenheit). Winds blow up to 200 km per hour (124 mph), equivalent to Cyclone Fani, the heaviest storm that traveled over 900 kilometers (570 mi) from the Indian state of Odisha and blew up nearly two dozen tents at Everest‘s Camp 2 at an altitude of 6,400 meters in May last year.
K2 is also considered a technically very difficult mountain and has been dubbed the “killer mountain“ for the huge number of climbers who have lost their lives on the mountain. In the summer of 1954, Italian climbers Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli were the first to reach the summit of K2.