K2: All Summiters Back in Base Camp

Nirmal Purja, left, and Chhang Dawa Sherpa celebrate the Nepali success on K2 back in Base Camp. Photo: Nirmal Purja

All 10 Nepali climbers are now safely back at Base Camp. Last night, Gelje Sherpa and Sona Sherpa reached BC in a marathon 36-hour push, while the other eight decided to rest at Camp 3.

This afternoon, all were reunited back at Base Camp, and the red carpet was rolled out, as the Pakistani military flew in to congratulate the team and to collect Sergi Mingote’s body for repatriation.

General Javad of the Pakistani military congratulates SST leader Dawa Sherpa.

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Blabla
1 month ago

The site has been awfully laggy the past few days. Am I the only one having issues?

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Jerry Kobalenko
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1 month ago
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ExplorersWeb is switching to a more reliable server later this week. It was supposed to have happened this weekend, but we did not want the site down for maintenance during this climactic time on K2. In the meantime, have patience: The problem will be fixed soon.

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Alpic
Alpic
1 month ago

A sherpa was injured in the head on the 15th by falling stones. He was evacuated on the 17th by helicopter. Marc Batard reports frequent rock falls and several accidents.
https://www.facebook.com/14dawa/
https://www.facebook.com/MarcBatardLEverestenpartage/

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Robert LeClair
1 month ago

What would it take to get some more updated information about the ten climbers who summited? Goodness…. Condition? Oxygen use? Other itemsvof interest about accent and descent? They summited quite awhile ago!!! What happened???

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ronald
ronald
1 month ago

Good to see them all back safe in Base camp, following the climb all day you can tell conditions were extremly heavy. I havent seen Nirmal this tired on a pic (the one above) before. It was a mixed day with the triumph of the summit and the death of Sergi Mingote. Hope this will be the last accident this winter on K2. Lots of climbers still there. Good luck also to the rescuers on nearby search

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Gary
Gary
1 month ago

I don’t believe it!

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