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Top 10 Expeditions of 2021: #2: The First Winter Ascent of K2

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...

Winter Pakistan: A Frostbitten Kazuya Hiraide Airlifted to Hospital

Something has gone wrong for Japanese climber Kazuya Hiraide...

More on Climbing Everest and K2 in Winter, Without Oxygen

Yesterday we shared some of climber and expedition doctor Robert...

Why Climbing Everest and K2 is So Much Harder in Winter

Climbing an 8,000'er in winter is not the same...

When Darkness Comes: K2 in 2005

Before 2005, only a few climbers had climbed K2...

Interview with Jon Gupta: ‘I am Done with 8,000m Guiding’

Except for some hard-working Sherpas, no one has spent...

Winter Climbers Prepare in Pakistan and Nepal

Kazuya Hiraide is busy with last-minute preparations in Hunza,...

Kazuya Hiraide Back in Pakistan to Train For K2 West Face — and Nail Some First Ascents

Three-time Piolet d'Or winner Kazuya Hiraide left for Pakistan...

Winter K2: Tseng’s Team Confirmed

We now have confirmation that Taiwan's Grace Tseng will...

Mingma David Sherpa on Winter K2

Mingma Gyabu Sherpa, better known as Mingma David, is...

Winter Karakorum: Client Grace Tseng Bound for K2, and Maybe More

Two years ago, we wondered about the future of...

Lakpa Sherpa on K2 and Manaslu

Lakpa Sherpa, born in the village of Makalu 30...

Pakistan 8,000m Season Recap

It has been a special season on Pakistan's 8,000'ers....

“I Found One of the Bodies on K2” — An Exclusive Report

BY VALENTYN SYPAVIN After the successful ascent of K2 in...

Niels Jespers on his No-O2 Climbs of K2 and Broad Peak

Niels Jespers of Belgium can't really say how different...

K2 Climbing Ends, Mystery-Solving Begins

Bad weather has settled into the Karakorum, with snow...

Last Man on Broad Peak Back In Base Camp

There was some uncertainty about the whereabouts of Argentinian...

Karakorum: The Summiters, the Fallen, and the Survivors

The 8,000m season in the Karakorum has almost ended....

Rick Allen: An Understated Legend

British climber Rick Allen died last week in an...

K2: Missions Accomplished

Today's summiters are back in their tents, mainly in...

K2: No-O2 Double-Header and Sajid’s Second Summit

"Niels and Hugo have made it," their friends announced...

K2 Priorities: Summits and the Missing Climbers

Yesterday, just before the summit wave on K2 began,...

K2 Summits, One Without Oxygen

The first climbers summited K2 last night, including a...

Summit Push Update: Teams On Their Way

Saulius Damulevicius, Israfil Ashurli, and the two very tired...

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