Nepalese prodigy, Nirmal Purja aka Nims Dai, received perhaps the strongest booster shot and a much needed pat on his back for his ongoing winter expedition on K2, when Reinhold Messner nominated him as the strongest contender for the current rally. Messner was answering a question on his Instagram account; “Nirmal is a great and

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True to his fame, Nims Dai and team have made some startling progress by reaching Camp-2 on the Abruzzi albeit the fact that they have not yet done proper acclimatization as conceded by Nims in his Twitter message. Arrived at camp 2. We’ll sleep here tonight. Tomorrow morning I will evaluate the team’s conditions, as

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Pakistani authorities in the past have come under fire multiple times for not promptly executing Search and Rescue Operations in the mountains. These rescue operations which are only conducted by Askari Aviation- an agency directly run by Pakistan Army Aviation and which is the sole rescue service in the region, have been repeatedly accused in

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Once known to be notorious for female climbers, K2 will be receiving first shipment of a female climber for this years’ winter rally. Celebrated Polish athlete and climber Magdalena Gorzkowska, on Saturday, announced her intention of climbing K2 for the first time in winters accompanied by two Nepalese Sherpas. This will now be the fifth

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Don and Lotta rescued by Pak Army PC: ispr.gov.pk

Latest update in regards to the culmination of the Broad Peak Expedition, Lotta Hintsa posted a stunning video of the descent from one of the high camps. Interestingly, the post mentions not a single word about Denis, who the duo has decided to leave alone in the frigid Karakorum and although Denis would be a

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Avaricious for the peak and blinded by an unusually good weather window, Denis Urubko and Don Bowie are probably taking a risk with stakes too high. It’s been more than two weeks the team has been toiling upward, gaining altitude, setting camps, digging out old ropes and hauling supplies on 8,047m Broad Peak. Denis and

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Denis at 6800m Broad Peak PC: Denis via FB

Denis Urubko and his team at Broad Peak are finally all set to launch their first summit push starting tomorrow January 29th.The team has been working diligently for hours between the camps fixing ropes and hauling supplies to Camp1 and 2. The team is currently in the Base Camp waiting for a clear weather window

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Tamara after injury PC: Matteo Zanga

Mingma Gayle with his ambitious team of Sherpas and high altitude climbers from Pakistan have finally made their way deep into the Karakorum and are now heading towards the advanced Base Camp of the formidable K2. The expedition is led by Mingma from Nepal and Jon Snorri from Iceland. Other expedition members include Gao Li

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Simone and Tamara PC: Simone FB

Yet another fall and an even deadlier one, seems like the Gods on Gasherbrum want to send Simone and Tamara packing. Perhaps in wake of a hurriedly planned expedition it’s quite unlikely that with the stature Simone commands, they could have possibly skipped the essential details in planning the forage. This is not uncharted territory

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