Tamara Lunger from the South Tyrol, Italy, has recently returned home after attempting to climb K2 in winter. The expedition was an important but also tragic experience, marked by the loss of Sergi Mingote, Atanas Skatov, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Juan Pablo Mohr and John Snorri Sigurjónsson.
During a press conference held in Skardu today Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri Sigurjónsson and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto were officially declared dead, The three mountaineers were last seen on 5 February at the Bottleneck while climbing towards the summit of K2 in winter.
Search continues for the mountaineers Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and John Snorri, missing on K2 since last Friday. Reconnaissance flights carried out by Pakistani military helicopters proved unsuccessful. In the meantime, two relatives of Ali Sadpara will climb K2 to try to locate the mountaineers.
Climbers Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and John Snorri are currently missing on K2. The three mountaineers were last seen engaged in their push to reach the summit of the second highest mountain in the world.
Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov has died while descending from K2. The 42-year-old was attempting to climb the second highest mountain in the world in winter and had previously climbed 10 eight-thousanders.
The video of the historic first winter ascent of K2, completed by 10 Nepalese mountaineers on 16 January 2021.
South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger has announced she will continue her attempt to climb K2 in winter.
Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja has reported that he climbed K2 in winter without the use of supplementary oxygen.
The thoughts of Tamara Lunger, published yesterday on Facebook, in memory of Sergi Mingote, the Catalan mountaineer who lost his life on Saturday 16 January 2021 while descending from Camp 1 on K2. The South Tyrolean mountaineer is currently attempting the second highest mountain in the world and, in addition to climbing with the Catalan, together with other climbers she attempted to rescue him and stayed with him after his tragic fall.
All ten Nepalese mountaineers who climbed K2 for the first time in winter yesterday have returned safely to base camp. The news was announced by expedition leader Chhang Dawa Sherpa.
Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote died earlier today while descending from K2. The Catalan mountaineer was descending from Camp 1 to Advanced Base Camp when he fell to his death.
Today, Saturday 16 January 2021 at 16:58 local time, a team of 10 Nepalese mountaineers completed the highly coveted first winter ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world and the last 8000er to be climbed in the coldest season. News of the successful summit was provided by Chhang Dawa Sherpa from K2 Base Camp. The climbers who summited are: Nirmal Purja, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Geljen Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Mingma G, Dawa Tenjin Sherpa, Kilu Pemba Sherpa and Sona Sherpa.
The attempt to climb K2 in winter is entering the decisive moments, with Camp 4 installed at 7800 meters by the various Sherpa teams led by Nirmal Purja, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and Seven Summit Treks.
German journalist Stefan Nestler examines the physiological difficulties associated with climbing K2 in winter without supplemental oxygen. Originally published on his website, Nestler has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.
The storms that hit K2 last week have wrecked Camp 2, destroying all equipment belonging to the expedition led by Nirmal Purja. The 37-year-old Nepalese mountaineer has already stated he will not give up and simply postpone his attempt to climb the last remaining eight-thousander that has never been climbed before in winter.
K2 winter update: diverse teams of mountaineers are attempting the first winter ascent of K2, the only 8000er never climbed before in the coldest season. The Nepalese teams led by Nirmal Purja and Mingma Gyalje Sherpa joined forces at altitude and have fixed ropes almost to Camp 3.
South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger announced a two days ago that she too will attempt to climb K2 in winter. The second highest mountain in the world is the last 8000er unclimbed during the harshest season.
The video of Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez climbing K2 in summer 2019 without the use of supplementary oxygen, supported by Esteban Mena, Gelje Pemba Sherpa and Palden Namgye Sherpa
Polish mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz is honoured today with a Google doodle. Recognised as one of the greatest mountaineers of all times, on 16 October 1978 she became the third woman to climb Everest, while in 1986 with France’s Liliane Barrard she became the first woman to climb K2. She ascended eight 8000ers before perishing on Kangchenjunga in 1992.
K2 was climbed without supplementary oxygen today by Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez. Shortly beforehand the summit of the second highest mountain in the world was reached by Nirmal Purja and his sherpa team climbing with O2.