COAS Congratulates Nepali Climbers For Historic Reach To K2 Summit
A group of mountaineers part of International Winter K-2 Expedition visited GHQ and called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
According to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), COAS congratulated the climbers for their great achievement, scaling K-2 in winter for the first time; making history in the field of mountaineering.
The delegation shared their experiences during the momentous expedition and thanked Pakistan and its people for their warm hospitality.
The delegation also expressed their gratitude for facilitating the expedition to achieve this record.
Nepali climbers have made history by climbing the world’s second-highest peak, K2, in the freezing winters.
Thirteen of the world’s 14 highest peaks were topped in the winter, and K2 is the only peak in the world that has not been topped in the winter.
But now the climbers have made history by completing this extremely difficult task.
A team of 10 Nepalese climbers spent the night of January 15 in Camp Three at minus 50 degrees, after which the team left for Camp 4 at one o’clock in the night.
Note that ‘K2’ is the second-highest peak in the world with a height of 8611 meters which is also known as Savage Mountain.
The peak was first climbed in 1954 by Italian climber Achille Compagnoni.
So far, 86 climbers have lost their lives trying to climb K2, while only 450 climbers have managed to summit it before today.
However, none of them were able to climb it in winter.
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