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K2 - Winter Expedition led by Krzysztof Wielicki

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K2 - The Savage Mountain

  • Elavation: 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), ranked 2nd behind Mount Everest.
  • First Ascent: 31 July 1954 by Achille Compagnoni (Italy) and Lino Lacedelli (Italy)
  • First Attempt: 1902

K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world behind Mount Everest, though it is widely regarded as being much more difficult and technically demanding to summit. As of 2019 it had still not been submitted in the winter. Largely due to the weather conditions often reaching -73°C and winds hitting 80mph. This due to the K2s isolation away from the other 8000m peaks in the area.

Situated in the Karakorum range of the Himalayas the mountain straddles the borders Pakistani controlled Kashmir and Chinese controlled Kashmir. It is named K2 due to it being the second mountain to be surveyed in the Karakorum range it is also known as Qogir Feng (Chinese), Mount Godwin Austen, Dapsang and Chogori.

K2 - The Savage Mountain

  • Elavation: 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), ranked 2nd behind Mount Everest.
  • First Ascent: 31 July 1954 by Achille Compagnoni (Italy) and Lino Lacedelli (Italy)
  • First Attempt: 1902

K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world behind Mount Everest, though it is widely regarded as being much more difficult and technically demanding to summit. As of 2019 it had still not been submitted in the winter. Largely due to the weather conditions often reaching -73°C and winds hitting 80mph. This due to the K2s isolation away from the other 8000m peaks in the area.

Situated in the Karakorum range of the Himalayas the mountain straddles the borders Pakistani controlled Kashmir and Chinese controlled Kashmir. It is named K2 due to it being the second mountain to be surveyed in the Karakorum range it is also known as Qogir Feng (Chinese), Mount Godwin Austen, Dapsang and Chogori.

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Winter Expedition led by Krzysztof Wielicki

Conquering K2 in the winter has been labeled as being impossible, it is the only one of the 14 8000m peaks to have not been climbed in winter. But that has not stopped a number of attempts.

The expedition led by Krysztof Wielicki, using Cumulus sleeping bags (before oour name change), set a record winter ascent height of 7700m before being abandoned due to adverse weather conditions causing the destruction of tents and health issues of one of the team members.

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K2 Fly By

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