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K2: No-O2 Double-Header and Sajid’s Second Summit

"Niels and Hugo have made it," their friends announced from Base Camp. Ten days after summiting Broad Peak on a long, exhausting summit climb, Niels Jespers and Hugo Ayaviri have reached the top of K2 without supplementary O2 or high-altitude porters. Their achievement, nearly impossible if K2 was c...

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