A team of ten Nepalese climbers made history as they became the first mountaineers to scale Pakistan’s K2 summit in the winter season. K2 is the world’s second-highest mountain.
Mingma Gyalje Sherpa ( Mingma G ), Kili Pemba Sherpa, Dawa Tenjin Sherpa, and 7 other climbers On January 16 at 05:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time, reached at top of K2 and set a record by climbing K2 for the first time in winter.
16 Jan 2021🇳🇵🏔🇵🇰— Seven Summit Treks 🇳🇵 (@sst8848) January 16, 2021
WE DID IT, BELIVE ME WE DID IT- JOURNEY TO THE SUMMIT NEVER DONE BEFORE
🦾The Karakorum's 'Savage Mountain' been summited in most dangerous season:WINTER
Nepalese Climbers finally reached the summit of Mt. K2 (Chhogori 8611m), this afternoon at 17:00 local time. pic.twitter.com/O530X3WgKh
As being reported, on January 15 at 3:30 AM Mingma G reached camp 4 on K2. All climbers at camp 4 jointly made a push under the leadership of Mingma Gyalje towards Bottleneck. Mingma G with a proven track record of climbing eight-thousanders with other climbers made it to the summit.
The team started to ascent last night from camp 4 around 09:00 AM PST and reached bottleneck which is the most dangerous place on K2.
At 11:00 AM Mingma G reported that they have crossed Bottleneck. At 1:15 PM Mingma G was 200 meters away from the summit.
At 02:35 PM it is reported from the basecamp that the Nepalese Team had planned to stop 10 meters below the summit of K2 to form a group of all 10 climbers and get the summit together.
Finally, the world record was set, at 05:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time Sherpas reached the summit of K2.
The historic #K2Winter2021 summit is underway & 10 #Nepali climbers are leading & about to claim one of the last remaining great prizes in mountaineering, what no human has achieved before: a winter ascent of #K2.— Tourist Police Gilgit-Baltistan (@GBPolice1422) January 16, 2021
The #Nepali climbers are crossing bottleneck in #K2 right now. pic.twitter.com/MbZHJg0ax0
To date, just a handful of winter expedition attempts have been made so far on K-2 the 8,611-metre (28,250-feet) mountain in the Karakoram range along the Chinese border.