Historic Winter ascent of Mount K2

Mount K2, the most deadly peak in the world, was conquered for the first time in the winter, by Nepali mountaineers.

A team of Nepalese climbers have become the first ever to summit K2, world’s second highest mountain in winter.

Ten Nepalese climbers on January 16, led by a former Gurkha and British special forces soldier, Nirmal Purja, reached the K2, which had never been conquered during the winter season.

K2, along the Pakistan-China border, the second highest (8,611 meters) peak in the world, is highly challenging – with high winds and sub-zero temperatures.

Mount K2Mount K2.  Credit wikimedia

Historic Winter ascent of Mount K2