Nepali climbers scripts history by becoming first to climb K2 in winter


Kathmandu: A team of Nepalese climbers scripted history by scaling the world’s second-highest peak – Pakistan’s K2 – in the winter season.

Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Nirmal Purja, Pun Magar, Gelje Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chhiri Sherpa, Kilu Pemba Sherpa, DawaTenjing Sherpa, and Sona Sherpa reached the top of the peak on Saturday afternoon.

Located in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, K2 was the last amongst the world’s 14 tallest mountains- all higher than 8,000 meters that had not been climbed during winter.

The 28,251-foot summit of K2 has never been reached in winter due to weather and geographical difficulties. Climbing to the top requires technical skills.

K2 is the second-highest peak after Mount Everest.

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