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RSS FeedsNepali climbers overcame `treacherous` conditions to make history on K2
(WorldNews Environment)


21 january 2021 01:38:05

Nepali climbers overcame `treacherous` conditions to make history on K2
(WorldNews Environment)

A Nepali climbing team which made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world`s second-highest mountain in winter told Wednesday how they battled hurricane-force winds and freezing temperatures to achieve the record. The triumphant 10-man team was plucked from Base Camp on the 8,611-metre (28,251-feet) K2—known as the `savage mountain`—by a Pakistan Army helicopter and flown to the Shigar Valley, a gateway to the mighty Karakoram range. Wearing traditional woollen hats and festooned with garlands, the climbers were received as heroes on the first leg of their journey...

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