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Sherpas become first to complete winter summit of K2 – ABC News

A team of climbers from Nepal have become the first mountaineers to successfully complete a winter attempt on the summit of K2.

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A team of climbers from Nepal have become the first mountaineers to successfully complete a winter attempt on the summit of K2, the world’s second-tallest peak.

  • K2 is notoriously dangerous for its steep slopes, with almost 90 climbers having died on the mountain
  • The sherpas said they sang the Nepali national anthem as they reached the summit of K2
  • The Nepalese climbers’ achievement was marred by Spanish climber Sergio Mingote falling to his death

The group of Sherpas had paused at a point 70 metres…

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