K2

reflection of K2 in a pond, flanked by silhouetted mountains

K2 Fees Up for the First Time in 20 Years, and It’s a Good Idea

For the first time in 20 years, Pakistan has...

Great Explorers: Oscar Eckenstein

Born in 1859, English engineer and mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein...
Grace Tseng, without O2 but surrounded by her Sherpa team on O2, joins the lines on the upper sections of K2.

Conflict, Garbage, Controversy: Lessons From K2

The industrialization of high-altitude climbing that happened on Everest...
Piles of garbage on K2

Climber Appalled by K2 Conditions, Calls it a ‘Pigsty’

Flor Cuenca of Peru doesn't make as many headlines...

K2 Speed Ascent Records: Who Wears the Crown?

French alpinist Benoit Chamoux holds the record for the...
Capture of drone footage around K2 summit, showing the climbers on the top and the mountain landscape around.

K2 Summit Seen As Never Before: From a Drone

Photographer Sandro Gromen-Hayes had a history of poor luck...
selfie of Denis Urubko

Urubko Goes Home — No Record This Time

Denis Urubko has decided to go home without breaking...

Denis Urubko Summits K2 Alone, Closes in on Record

Denis Urubko summited K2 (8,611m) this morning at 7:30...

K2 — On the Eve of His 49th Birthday, Urubko Keeps Driving

Denis Urubko arrived at K2 Base Camp yesterday. By...

Record Time on K2; Plus, Harila and Nims Neck and Neck

This morning has seen new summits on K2, Broad...
portrait of Denis Urubko on a Himalayan mountaintop, with ice ax

Denis Urubko Heads to K2 for Record-Tying 8,000’er

Denis Urubko is on his way to K2 to...
A line of climbes moves up a steep part of K2 in orange morning light

K2 is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Everest

When 145 climbers summited K2 in a single record-breaking...
portrait of the two victims

Two Missing Climbers Found Dead on K2

As we wrote three days ago, Canadian climber Richard...
The spire of Trango Tower

Zangerl and Larcher Also Free Climb Trango Route; Plus: Romanian Survives

Two days after Edu Marin made just the second...
Snowy Bondit Peak

Masherbrum, Trango Tower, and More From the Karakoram

Some interesting climbs, including a first ascent, have taken...
A mix and snow and rock between Camps 1 and 2.

Canadian Climber Missing on K2

Canadian climber Richard Cartier of Quebec has gone missing...
Lone climber in red near the top of Broad Peak

British Climber Dies on Broad Peak

While all the attention focused yesterday on the record...

K2: Tseng Summits No-O2, Night Approaches as Climbers Descend

We now have more details about today's K2 summits....

Summit Tsunami on K2

When the weather improved, six Sherpas quickly fixed the...

Breaking: First K2 Summits!

After a long day of fighting high winds and...
Panoramic image of the summit ridge and summit of Broad Peak

More Broad Peak Summits; K2 Final Push Begins

After yesterday's speed ascents, a large number of regular...

Vedrines Summits Broad Peak in 7 Hours! Plus: More on K2

Broad Peak or K2? Two days ago, as the...
The snowy/rocky pyramid of upper K2

K2 and Broad Peak Summit Plans

Summit fever is hard to avoid after more than...

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