Polish mountaineers end attempt to climb K2 in winter

Polish mountaineers end attempt to climb K2 in winter
 

Polish climbers who were hoping to be the first to climb the world's second-highest peak in winter have been forced to cancel.
Heavy snow damaged camps and equipment on K2, a peak that only around 300 people have managed to climb.
Calling off the climb, the team leader said safety was the priority.
The cancellation follows a dramatic split among the group, when one climber tried to make it to the summit alone in what was dubbed a "suicidal" attempt.
The team arrived in Pakistan late last year in order to prepare for the climb.
Why has the climb been cancelled? Temperatures on the... read more

 
5 March 2018 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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