December 6, 2020
The team of Sherpas under the leadership of Mingma Gyalje Sherpa to make a record as the first climber in this winter. They will be attempting to climb the world’s second-highest peak this season.
They are planning to be a first successful winter ascent of K2. During this time, Sherpa is trying to climb the mountain without using supplemental oxygen. Although it is very challenging Sherpa is taking this risk. Sherpa, himself is an IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide and had already climbed K2 two times, in 2014 and 2017. He has past experience of the summer season. But this time he is taking this risk to make history.
There are 14 peaks above 8,000m in the world. Among them, K2 is only one that is remaining unclimbed mountain in the winter season. So, this team aims to make a new record. In the time, there will be the participation of Dawa Tenzing Sherpa and Kili Pemba Sherpa from his company. Nepal is home for eight of 14 peaks above 8,000m. The first ascent record for all these peaks goes to foreign climbers. Thus, I have decided to take a challenge on K2 this season to attempt to have Nepali climbers in the list of the first ascent; Sherpa explained.
K2 is not easy to climb but this team is taking the high risk at this time. For this Shera has claimed this team is a very strong team with lots of experience. He added, this team members scaled 13 of 14 peaks above 8,000m already so we are confident on our success. This record and activities will be obviously on behalf of the tourism industry of Nepal. Sherpa is a synonym for Nepali tourism as they have been contributing a lot in tourism of Nepal.