Friday, January 11, 2019

Spanish Expedition in Pakistan to summit K2 for first time in winter


K-2, the second highest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest has always been a challenge to the mountaineers as it is more deadlier than the Everest to limb. And that is the reason why no expedition has ever been able to scale it in winters.

These days a Spanish expedition is in Pakistan to attempt the winter accent to this huge pyramid shaped mountain with their base at Skardu in the Gilgit Baltistan province of Pakistan.

The 15 members Spanish team consists mountaineers from climbers, who are from Spain, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Poland.





As per the news available, the team has already left for the K2 base camp from Askole, Skardu. The first team is lead by Alex Txikon from Spain. They have a strong team of eight Sherpas with them.

In an interview with Spanish media Txikon said, they can reach Camp 4 on K2 but from there it’s an open question depending on weather and snow conditions.  Also, he wants to use igloos for shelter, instead the use of the usual tents. “Inside the igloos, we will be able to zero degrees and even positive with the help of a candle values.”

Read details about K2: Fascinating Pakistan: K-2, the Mountain of the Mountains

Source | Photo | Remarkable Trek to Concordia |
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