K2: Two Summiters Safely Back in Base Camp; Others Rest in C3

Galje Sherpa (left), SST expedition leader Chhang Dawa Sherpa (middle) and Sona Sherpa at Base Camp. Photo: Seven Summit Treks

As eight members of the successful summit team recuperated in Camp 3 today from their 20+ hour push, Galje Sherpa and Sona Sherpa continued to Base Camp and reached it this afternoon. As darkness descends on the Karakorum, there will be no more activity today.

In the meantime, further information on this historic first winter ascent is emerging. Seven Summit Treks just posted this video featuring Sona Sherpa a few metres from the summit, waiting for the full group to gather in order to reach the top together.

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Zack Mitchell
Zack Mitchell
4 months ago

Do we know why they decided to decend all the way to base camp rather than stop at camp 3?

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APY
APY
4 months ago
Reply to  Ash Routen

Nims and the rest of the team are also now back at base camp!!

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Jerry Kobalenko
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4 months ago
Reply to  APY

Thanks for the heads up. As we’ve explained elsewhere in Comments, it’s impossible for a website to compete with social media in speed, but we’re doing our best to update as swiftly as we can.

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With_or_Without_02
4 months ago
Reply to  Ash Routen

Gelje’s eye looked swollen. Maybe they descended separately to treat it.

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Lenore Jones
Lenore Jones
4 months ago

And if that was the case, it would make sense for him not to go down alone. I hope he’s okay.

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With_or_Without_02
4 months ago
Reply to  Lenore Jones

He was accompanied by Sona Sherpa.

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4 months ago
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