K2

Exclusive Interview: Denis Urubko on Nims, O2, and the Rules of Winter

In a wide-ranging conversation last weekend, Denis Urubko gave...

K2 and Cho Oyu: Sherpas Advance Despite Strong Winds

Sherpas on K2 have managed to set up a...

Winter K2 Team On the Move — To the Summit?

The team on K2 is on the move, and...

Snowmageddon: Time Running Out for Winter Teams

With just three weeks to go before the end...

Koshar Gang Was Not Easy, Says Urubko; Also, Buried Tents on Manaslu; Some K2 Action

High winds and persistent snow continue to foil progress...

Winter 8,000’ers: High Winds Push Everyone Back

"'I haven't seen such a long period of hurricane-force...

Winter 8,000’ers: One Canceled but Four Still Active

While attempts on Nanga Parbat fizzled out this winter,...

Winter Pakistan: Nanga Parbat Ends, K2 Begins

David Gottler and Herve Barmasse have called their Nanga...

Kobusch Up Again on Everest, Tseng Approaches K2

Jost Kobusch is patient, but not that patient. "I've...

Nanga Parbat Climbers Down, K2 and Cho Oyu Begin Soon

Recent attention has focused on Manaslu, where a group...

It’s a Go for Winter K2, But is There Enough Time?

Grace Tseng of Taiwan and the Nepali team aiming...

Top 10 Expeditions of 2021: #2: The First Winter Ascent of K2

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...

Winter Pakistan: A Frostbitten Kazuya Hiraide Airlifted to Hospital

Something has gone wrong for Japanese climber Kazuya Hiraide...

More on Climbing Everest and K2 in Winter, Without Oxygen

Yesterday we shared some of climber and expedition doctor Robert...

Why Climbing Everest and K2 is So Much Harder in Winter

Climbing an 8,000'er in winter is not the same...

When Darkness Comes: K2 in 2005

Before 2005, only a few climbers had climbed K2...

Interview with Jon Gupta: ‘I am Done with 8,000m Guiding’

Except for some hard-working Sherpas, no one has spent...

Winter Climbers Prepare in Pakistan and Nepal

Kazuya Hiraide is busy with last-minute preparations in Hunza,...

Kazuya Hiraide Back in Pakistan to Train For K2 West Face — and Nail Some First Ascents

Three-time Piolet d'Or winner Kazuya Hiraide left for Pakistan...

Winter K2: Tseng’s Team Confirmed

We now have confirmation that Taiwan's Grace Tseng will...

Mingma David Sherpa on Winter K2

Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, better known as Mingma David, is...

Winter Karakorum: Client Grace Tseng Bound for K2, and Maybe More

Two years ago, we wondered about the future of...

Lakpa Sherpa on K2 and Manaslu

Lakpa Sherpa, born in the village of Makalu 30...

Pakistan 8,000m Season Recap

It has been a special season on Pakistan's 8,000'ers....

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