The alpine club of Pakistan (ACP) announced on Thursday that a total of 19 climbers scaled K-2. These successful climbers belonged to Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Nepal, Brazil, Argentina, the United States and Pakistan. 3 of these were Pakistanis who conquered the 8,611 metre giant mountain. They reached the top between 3 am – 7 am.
Sajid Ali Sadpara peaked at 6:30 am, following Dilawar Hussain at 7:10am and Yousuf Hushe at 7:20 am.
According to ACP Nirmal Pooja has captured his tenth 8,000 er in only three months If we start counting from the time he stood on Annapurna in Nepal on April 23rd.
Two climbers reportedly Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez climbed without supplementary oxygen.
An American climber Michelle Marco was seriously injured after she fell from a height near Uzum Brakk on the Biafo Hispar Glacier and was evacuated immediately to Skardu along with fellow American climber Patrick Light for medical treatment through military helicopters.
The ACP also quoted Maria Cardell saying her husband Dennis Urubko plans to open a new route to the mountain but she will not be joining him on the climb due to a back injury.