A video that depicts a long line of climbers moving through K2’s Bottleneck has gained widespread attention. The climbers could be seen stumbling toward the summit in the video that Nepali mountaineer Mingma G tweeted.
The breath-taking footage, which displayed what the climber described as the “scary portion of K2,” also demonstrated how difficult it is to ascend the mountain’s steep terrain, which is why K2 is frequently referred to as one of the deadliest mountains in the world.
The mountaineer’s video has received a lot of attention from social media users, who have shared it widely on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
K2’s summit can experience winds of more than 200 kmph (125 miles per hour) and temperatures as low as -60 °C (-76 °F), which makes for a challenging environment.
First Pakistani Woman to Summit K2
Samina Baig successfully ascended K2 early on July 22 to become the first Pakistani woman to do so. K2 is the world’s second-highest mountain.
“We are extremely proud to announce that Samina Baig, with her strong Pakistani team, successfully summited the world’s most fascinating and dangerous mountain, known as Savage Mountain, this morning at 7:42 AM,” her team on the ground said in a statement. “The second-tallest mountain in the world and Pakistan’s tallest mountain, K2, is 8,611 metres.”
It added, “Grateful and blessed that K2 allowed her to stand atop this incredible mountain”.
“Congratulations to Samina Baig, the first Pakistani woman mountaineer to reach the summit of the world’s second-highest peak, K2, and her family on their feat,” stated the tweet from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Samina Baig has become a representation of Pakistani women’s tenacity, fortitude, and courage.
The 31-year-old Baig has scaled all seven of the Seven Summits, which are the world’s seven highest peaks. He previously ascended Mount Everest in 2013.
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