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Matt Lemke
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PostTue Jan 19, 2021 8:37 pm 
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The way the Nepalese finished this off is just awesome. They deserve it!

Nims also did it without oxygen. Maybe when I grow up I can be as cool as he is 😅

First winter ascent of K2

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GaliWalker
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Have camera will use
PostTue Jan 19, 2021 8:44 pm 
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What a fantastic achievement! I was secretly hoping that Ali Sadpara would have another first winter ascent of an 8000m peak (to go alongside his first on Nanga Parbat), because I met him at K2 basecamp in 2013 - there couldnít be a nicer man - but Iím really impressed with the Nepali team. The best high altitude climbers in the world!

Another report on the effort:
https://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2021/01/16/winter-k2-update-first-winter-k2-summit/

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PostTue Jan 19, 2021 8:57 pm 
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So awesome, thanks for sharing! Here is a link to the story on a non subscription needed site.. https://www.outsideonline.com/2420319/k2-first-winter-ascent

My dream, (which will never come true) would be the oldest person to summit K2 and then stay at the top, could not think of a finer final resting place!

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PostWed Jan 20, 2021 1:54 am 
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Great read. And this part was just to get to base camp ...

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Together they and a team of local Pakistani porters hauled 70 camp tents, six dining tents and 30 specially designed high-altitude tents on a spectacular weeklong 60-mile trek through the snow to base camp at roughly 17,000 feet. They also packed thousands of meters of rope, dozens of ice screws, rock pitons, supplemental oxygen and kerosene, 360 pounds of meat, and 400 pounds of chocolate, cookies and energy bars.


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