K2: About the Other Climbers

While we anxiously wait for news about John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and JP Mohr, as well as Sajid Sadpara in Camp 3, here is a list of the 24 climbers — 13 Westerners and 11 Sherpas — who either made it back to BC or are on their way from C1. These include 5 Westerners and 2 Sherpas who turned around at Camp 2. Most went as far as Camp 3.

One further climber, Atanas Skatov, died yesterday in a fall during his descent. As far as we’ve managed to determine, 29 climbers initially left on this latest summit push.

The Westerners back down are:

Mattia Conte

Magdalena Gorzkowska (evacuated to Skardu)

Noel Hanna

Jon Kedrowski

Bernard Lippert

Tamara Lunger

Peter Moerman

Colin O’Brady

Oswaldo Rodrigo Pereira

Tomasz Rotar

Elia Saikaly

Antonios Sykaris

Josette Valloton


The Sherpas back down are:

Lakpa Dendi Sherpa

Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa

Lhakpa Temba Sherpa

Mingma Temba Sherpa

Pasang Dukpa Sherpa

Pasang Norbu Sherpa

Pastemba Sherpa

Pechhumbe Sherpa

Pemba Sherpa

Phurbu Kusang Sherpa

Temba Bhote Sherpa


If we’ve left out some names, please let us know.