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First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 11:43:42 am
Apparently. I haven't seen any details.

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#1 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 12:06:07 pm
Apparently. I haven't seen any details.

I love that this thread title reads as ďFirst winter ascent if K2 by Andy PoppĒ, but then when I open it, itís just Andy claiming no memory of it...

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#2 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 12:12:41 pm
Hahaha. Anyway, it must have been one of the last great firsts remaining in Himalayan climbing. Mind-blowing.

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#3 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 12:20:44 pm
Pem Chirri is with them. Pem is our Sirdar on Everest and Iíve climbed with him on Ama Dablam. Needless to say he is an unassuming machine in the mountains and a lovely fella.

They summited at 5pm. Hereís hoping for a safe descent.

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#4 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 12:25:42 pm
Hereís hoping for a safe descent.

Yes, absolutely. Thanks for the information.


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#6 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 12:44:39 pm
There seems to be a lot of fuss made about winter ascents of these things but surely thatís when the frictionís better?  ;)

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#7 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 03:46:00 pm
Pem Chirri is with them. Pem is our Sirdar on Everest and Iíve climbed with him on Ama Dablam. Needless to say he is an unassuming machine in the mountains and a lovely fella.

They summited at 5pm. Hereís hoping for a safe descent.
Amen.

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#8 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 05:13:10 pm
I didnít realise it was Nirmal!
I should have guessed.
Bloke is a machine (former SBS, for those that donít know).
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKGyyPDBNL-/?igshid=154o6afepi89d


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#9 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 06:25:20 pm
Not been all roses up there this week, unfortunately.

Romanian friend just shared this:

https://www.facebook.com/277298022375964/posts/3232411826864554/

That team is/was trying to climb without O₂.

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#10 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 06:28:39 pm
There seems to be a lot of fuss made about winter ascents of these things but surely thatís when the frictionís better?  ;)

They're all using a knee pad anyway, is it even a K2 ascent?

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#11 Re: First winter ascent of K2
January 16, 2021, 07:34:58 pm
Theyíre down to camp 3.

 

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