Late Summits on Broad Peak and GII

8000ers Gasherbrum K2
Broad Peak today. Photo: Mirza Ali

Finally, there’s summit news from Broad Peak, but only after a huge effort and rather late in the day (about 4.30 pm, Pakistan time). Niels Jespers’ tracker shows that he is on the summit. Akhbar Syed confirms that Oswald Rodrigo Pereira and Hugo Ayaviri from Bolivia also summited, as well as Anastasia Runova of Russia, Saulius Damulevicius of Lithuania, and Kim Hongbin of Korea.

The home team of Monika Witkowska of Poland reports that she climbed alone throughout the night after her porter had to retreat because of sickness. While details are sketchy — seemingly some problem with her O2 system — she had to turn around shortly before reaching the summit. On the way down, she fell and slid down about 100m but was unharmed. She is safely back in Camp 3.

Meanwhile, Gasherbrum II summiters are on their way to lower camps. Details are expected soon.

According to Akhbar Syed, GII summiters include: (Sirbaz?) Muhammad Khan of Pakistan, Lluis Cortadellas and Gonzalo Fernandez of Spain, Elyse Dalton of the U.S., Piotr Krzyzowski and Radoslaw Wozniak of Poland. Finally, by summiting GII, Naila Kiani has become the first Pakistani woman to climb one of Pakistan’s 8,000’ers.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Zain ul abideen sohail
Zain ul abideen sohail
8 days ago

Naila is not the first pakistani woman on an 8000er, its Samina Baig, who has done the seven summits, including everest. She is on K2 this season

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Mujeeb Zahur
Mujeeb Zahur
8 days ago

I think the article says an 8000er ‘in Pakistan’. SB did do Everest no 8000er in Pakistan. Congratulations to Naila and God Speed to SB for K2

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Sarbland
Sarbland
7 days ago
Reply to  Mujeeb Zahur

Yes, first Pakistani women to summit 8000er within Pakistan.

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Naveed
Naveed
4 days ago

Samina Beg is the first Pakistani woman to climb an 8,000er (i.e Everest)
But we are talking about first Pakistani woman to climb an 8,000 er in Pakistan

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Apy
Apy
8 days ago

Blue Sky Tours announces it BP summits
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRePk6EpQLX/?utm_medium=copy_link

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