Winter K2: Tseng’s Team Confirmed

We now have confirmation that Taiwan’s Grace Tseng will be her group’s only client on K2 this winter. Nima Gyalzen will lead the strong Sherpa team.

Dolma Outdoor, the Nepal-based company that is outfitting Tseng, shared some details with ExplorersWeb.

In addition to Nima Gyalzen, the team includes Chhiring Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, Furi Sherpa, Ngima Tendi, Ningma Dorje Tamang, and Tashi Sherpa.

All the expedition’s supplies and gear are already at K2 Base Camp. The Sherpa climbers are awaiting their visas before flying to Pakistan.

Nima Gyalzen (centre), Grace Tseng (right), and Dakipa Sherpa on the summit of Dhaulagiri, October 1. Photo: Dolma Outdoor


Team leader Nima Gyalzen summited Everest for the first time in 2005. He has also reached the top of Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna I, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks, often several times. Dolma Outdoor is a relatively new outfitter, established in 2018 and specializing in Chinese clients.

Grace Tseng summited Manaslu in 2019. This year, she successfully climbed Everest and Lhotse in spring and Dhaulagiri and Kangchenjunga in fall. In fact, she and her team, which included Gelje Sherpa, made the first successful autumn ascent of Kangchenjunga since 2004. As with the upcoming Winter K2 project, she was the only client on that climb. Tseng is also the first woman ever to climb Kangchenjunga in the fall, according to The Himalayan Database.