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K2 First Winter Summit 2021 – Nepalese Team Claim First Winter Ascent of K2

k2 trekking in pakistan Nepalese Team has victoriously made the first  K2 winter ascent. The world gets to know about the joyous news when the seven summit trek has officially announced the triumph from its Twitter accounts.

‘’WE DID IT, BELIEVE ME, WE DID IT – TRIP TO THE SUMMIT NEVER DONE BEFORE The “ wild mountain ” of Karakorum was summoned in the most dangerous season: WINTER’’

Yup, that’s the word in which they let the world know about the victory. The Nepalese mountaineers finally reached the top of Mt. K2 (Chhogori 8611m), this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.


Nepalese Mountaineer Involved In This Mission

History is being made right away as the Nepalese Sherpa pushes for the first-ever winter ascent  of might K2 peak.

The climbers have crossed the bottleneck in -50’C temperature and are about to claim the great prices in mountaineering, what no human has achieved before a winter ascent of K2.

K2 First Winter Summit 2021 - Nepalese Team Claim First Winter Ascent of K2

The mountaineers involve in the mission are:

  1. Nirmal Purja
  2. Gelje Sherpa
  3. Mingma David Sherpa
  4. Mingma Tezi Sherpa
  5. Dawa Temba Sherpa
  6. Pem Chhiri Sherpa
  7. Mingma G
  8. Kilu Pemba Sherpa
  9. Dawa Tenjing Sherpa
  10. Sona Sherpa

According to a trekking company leading one of the expeditions. A team consists of ten Nepalese mountaineers have made history on Saturday after becoming the first to reach the summit of K2 in winter

How They Made It In The Shades

Starting from the start of this winter, four extraordinary teams totaling some sixty climbers converged on the mountain. It is considered more than all the previous expeditions combined.

Known as the “Wild Mountain,” winds on the summit can blow to over 200 kilometers per hour and temperatures can drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius.

Ten Sherpas, including Nirmal Purja, a former member of the Gurkha and UK special forces who had experienced to climbed the 14 peaks over 8,000 meters in just over six months, reached the summit of K2 in Pakistan Saturday.

They left their high camp at 1 am for their attempt to summit via the Abruzzo spur in temperatures as cold as -40 ° C but with weak wind and bright sunshine.

The team finally reached the summit at 5 p.m. local time, waiting to be all assembled before singing the Nepalese national anthem and descending.

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Nirmal Purja Victory Statement

In his victorious statement, Purja said: “What a trip. I am honored to say that as a team we have reached the summit of magnificent K2 in extreme winter conditions.

“We have decided to make the impossible possible and we are honored to share this moment, not only with the Nepalese climbing community but with communities around the world.

The happiness and pride of victory can clearly be seen in his statement.

K2 World’s Second Tallest Mountain

K2 is the second tallest mountain in the world, at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). It is also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori. K2 is part of the Karakoram range. It is located partly in China and partly in Pakistan. The name K2 comes from the first Karakoram survey. At that point, investigators gave each mountain a simple label of “K” followed by a number.

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When K2 Was First Climed?

K2 was climbed for the first time 66 years ago by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli; there had been six previous winter attempts on the mountain, none of them had been successful.

Dozens of climbers have competed in recent weeks to reach the world’s second tallest mountain, the last peak of over 8,000 meters to be overcome in winter.

Since the first attempt in 1987-88, only a handful of winter expeditions have been attempted on the legendary 8,611-meter mountain in the Karakoram Range along the Chinese border.

None had climbed more than 7,650 meters until Saturday when good conditions allowed the climbers to progress.

Now, in 2021 the ten sherpas have finally turned impossible into a possible one.  It’s their hard work nature and persistence that help them to conquest it.

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Well Wishes

While speaking to the media Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Mohammad Khalid Khursheed Khan, also send his hearty wishes and congratulated the team on their ascent to K2. He further added that he hoping for the pursued achievement of climbers across the country in near future.





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