First All-Female Nepalese Team Summits K2by Chris Parker - Rock and Ice Jul/2014
This news story has been read 3,320 times
The expedition, which consisted of Maya Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, was the first female Nepalese team to summit K2.
According to their website, K2Expedition2014.org, the women were climbing to raise awareness of climate change.
"This team is fiercely dedicated to fighting climate change and sustainable development in [the] Himalayas," states the website.
The female team's ascent also coincided with the 60th anniversary of K2's first ascent, carried out by Italian climbers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni on July 31, 1954.
The Nepalese women have safely descended K2 and are reportedly leaving base camp today.
"[W]e want to release our summit picture only after we meet the press in Kathmandu," posted the team on their website. "Till then be patient everyone. It's surprise."
We recently reported on Dave MacLeod's ascent of his first 8C boulder - Practice of the Wild in Magic Wood,... Read more
Jakob Schubert and Domen Škofic have repeated one 9a+ each at Flatanger, Norway. Jakob did Kangaroo's Limb while... Read more
Jim Curran, who passed away on Tuesday 5th April following a long illness, was a genuine Renaissance man of climbing. His... Read more
The Nepal earthquake devastated thousands of lives in April this year and deeply affected the Sherpa community living... Read more