A team of ten Nepali climbers set the record for becoming the first team to reach the world’s second highest peak in the winter season by completing the climb on K2. The peak of K2 is 28251 feet high. Arriving there in winter due to geographical difficulties has been considered impossible. Technical skills are required to climb to the top. K2 is the second highest peak after Mount Everest.
The team of climbers included Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Nirmal Purja, Poona Magar, Gelje Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenji Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chiri Sherpa, Kilu Pemba Sherpa, Dwattingen Sherpa, and Sona Sherpa. This team reached the top of the peak in the afternoon on Saturday.
Situated in the Himalayan mountain range in Pakistan, the height of this mountain peak is 8611 meters. Over the K2 the wind speed normally remains at 200 km per hour in winter. Here the temperature goes down to minus 60 degrees Celsius. Earlier, no one was successful in reaching this peak in winter.