K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts 'suicidal' solo ascent

K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts 'suicidal' solo ascent
 

Russian-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko is said to have quit his "suicidal" bid to make the first solo winter ascent of the world's second highest mountain.
He decided on Sunday to set out alone to climb to the summit of K2 after a row his Polish expedition.
Urubko is said to have wanted to make the ascent before the arrival of better weather conditions in March.
Amid concern over his safety, an expedition spokesman said Urubko was now heading down the peak to a base.
Michal Leksinski tweeted that Mr Urubko was "going down and had reached C2", one of four staging camps... read more

 
26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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