K2: Seven Summit Treks Abandons Summit Push

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The Seven Summits Treks team before leaving Base Camp. Photo: Chhang Dawa Sherpa

Chhang Dawa Sherpa reports that the Seven Summit Treks climbers have abandoned their summit push.

On Instagram, Dawa wrote that “the entire team safely descended back to Camp 3, several of them approached 8,000m last night,” but there were no successful summits.

They will start their descent from Camp 3 toward Base Camp in the next few hours.

This failed summit push includes Pasang Norbu Sherpa, who had been attempting to shoot up the mountain in just 24 hours. His tracker shows him descending from Camp 3. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a problem with his O2 apparatus ended the speed record attempt.

No further word about Snorri and the Sadparas, or the Mohr/Lunger duo.


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A history graduate from the University of Nottingham, Martin's career arc is something of a smörgåsbord. A largely unsuccessful basketball coach in Zimbabwe and the Indian Himalaya, a reluctant business lobbyist in London, and an interior design project manager in Saigon.

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