Officials said on Sunday that the Nepali climber, who made history when he became the first citizen to hold the first meeting of Pakistan Two a day earlier in the winter, had returned safely to base camp.
The 10 climbers reached the summit of the world’s second highest mountain on Saturday, the last peak to be conquered in the winter season above 8,000 meters (26,000 feet).
Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Faraq said, “All 10 Nepali climbers reached the base camp this afternoon. They are in good health.” AFP.
One of the successful climbers, Nirmal Praja, also known as Namasdai, posted on social media: “The whole team is back now … all safe and stable … it’s a great Has been traveling. “
Tanishwar Goragin of Seven Summit Tracks, a leading mountaineering company behind the expedition, said more climbers are still hoping to reach the summit.
Unlike Mount Everest, which is ranked number one by thousands of young and old climbers, K2 is a more secluded spot. But this winter, dozens gathered on the mountain hoping to get adventure records.
K2 is known as the “Sage Mountain” because of its punishing situation: winds can reach more than 200 kilometers per hour (125 mph), and temperatures can reach minus 60 degrees Celsius (minus 76 degrees Celsius). Fahrenheit).
Descent can be as dangerous as going up.
Saturday’s successful summit was marred by the death of Sergei Mengot, another Spanish mountaineer on another team.
Carr Haideri of the Alpine Club of Pakistan was told that his body was flown by army helicopter from the base camp to the nearby town of Skardu on Sunday. AFP.
Mangot was in an intermediate camp and, according to his team, injured his leg while going under base camp.
“His team is saddened to hear that we have lost a friend,” Purja said, adding, “Relax, my brother!”
Initially, 10 Nepalese climbers had spread out in various campaigns, but formed a new group to claim the summit in the name of Nepal, when they sang the national anthem.
Despite his fame for his climbing skills, he had never before been a Nepali climber who climbed to a height of more than 8,000 meters.
Pakistan team happiness
Earlier, the government praised the Nepali mountaineering team for making history by attending the K2 summit in the winter.
A Foreign Office spokesman called the expedition “one of the most deviant achievements of mountaineering” and called on climbers to return safely from the summit.
The spokesman remarked on Twitter that “Pakistan: the final destination of mountaineering”.
Historians include Nirmal Purja, Mengma David Sherpa, Mengma Tenzi Sherpa, Jeljan Sherpa, Pam Cherry Sherpa, Dawa Tamba Sherpa, Mangma G, Dawa Tanjan Sherpa, Klu Pemba Sherpa and Sona Sherpa.
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