K2: Fears for climber Denis Urubko after expedition row

K2: Fears for climber Denis Urubko after expedition row
 

A Polish expedition hoping to complete the first winter ascent of the world's second-highest mountain, K2, says one of its climbers appears to have launched an unauthorised solo attempt.
Russo-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko left teammates on Saturday at the base camp on the border between Pakistan and China, a spokesman told the BBC.
The 44-year-old split off from the group after a series of arguments.
One climber described a solo attempt in winter as "completely suicidal".
Expedition spokesman Michal Leksinski said he thought Urubko wanted to reach the top this month so his... read more

 
26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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