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K2’s ascent delayed due to inclement weather
Mountaineers attempting to reach the top of K2 on Thursday were thwarted by treacherous weather conditions on the mountain. A number of climbers, like Abdul Joshi from Hunza, were forced to abandon their summit attempts due to bad weather. But the majority of climbers remain committed and anxious to reach the top as the conditions improve. While Naila Kiani, Samina Baig, Wajid Nagri, Steffi Troguet, and Sirbaz Ali have left Camp 4, Kristin Harlia and Naila Kiani remain in Camp 4. On Friday morning, they’re expected to press for the summit.
It has been confirmed by Kiani that she is safe and well, and that she and Baig will be the first Pakistani women to reach the top of K2. The death of an Afghan climber due to high-altitude sickness has also been reported, but no official has confirmed this. Sanu Sherpa, a notable Nepalese mountaineer, has climbed all 14 of the world’s eight-thousanders twice. GII in Pakistan, the world’s 13th highest peak at 8,035m, was reached at 8:17am on Thursday by a 47-year-old mountaineer. He’s climbed Everest seven times, as well as Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, and Lhotse three times each, as well as numerous other world-class summits. A French climber from Broad Peak also issued an SOS after becoming ill and becoming stranded. The authorities in the area are making plans to rescue her.
“Our fixing team, along with other agencies, is aiming to fix the line to the summit of K2 by today (July 21).”
“All other climbing members are steady at camp for the summit push. Unstable wind, some gusts, foggy weather and breaking trail over fresh snow is challenging. However, the fixing team is dedicated and working hard,” said Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summits in a post on Thursday evening.
“The weather doesn’t look great, not sure if there will be any summits tonight,” Kiani said.