Four dead on K2 in the last 3 days after winter summit attempt ends in disaster

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KARACHI, Pakistan — Some climbers call it “the savage mountain.” K2 stands as the world’s second-tallest summit, after Mount Everest, and some climbers consider it even more perilous. Only last month did one group become the first to successfully scale it during winter, braving dangerously thin air and temperatures that can plunge past minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

On Monday, rescuers and mountaineers underscored the dangers of climbing K2 in winter after the authorities in Pakistan said that three climbers had been missing since Friday and that hopes of finding them alive were evaporating. The missing climbers were Muhammad Ali Sadpara, a 45-year-old from Pakistan; John Snorri, 47, from Iceland; and Juan Pablo Mohr, a 33-year-old Chilean.

The authorities said that they would continue the search on Tuesday after halting operations briefly on Monday because of poor visibility. But officials and some family members expressed little hope that the three would be found alive.

“There is no hope for anyone to survive at 8,000 meters after three days,” said Sajid Ali Sadpara, the son of Mr. Sadpara. The younger Mr. Sadpara had been part of the expedition but aborted his ascent at an altitude of 8,200 meters after his oxygen pipe started leaking. “Now the search operation should continue to recover the bodies,” he added.

One additional climber died while descending from C3 to basecamp after deciding to forego the summit attempt.
 

DaZ

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Ahhhh never mind. Thought you were talking about that "spice". Shit gets you lifted
 
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I assume these dudes are probably lifelong mountaineers, not some finance bro that got an itch to pay someone to carry his stuff up Everest
Yea, all who died had done 10 or more of the 8k meter peaks. You don't just lace up your boots and head to K2.
 
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I assume these dudes are probably lifelong mountaineers, not some finance bro that got an itch to pay someone to carry his stuff up Everest
This distinction makes their deaths all the more understandable and tragic imo :hs:
 
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I’d like to go to the top and just never make it back down
One hopes the 3 that died at least were able to summit. A team of 10 Nepalese sherpa did the first K2 winter summit in December, the last of the 8kmers. Feb 4/5 was the next window and was clearly not the same outcome.
 
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Body recovery ?

Imagine trying to drag a 180lb block of icy body behind you when you can barely move and breathe at that height.........they gonna stay up there.

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Yes, sometimes they just leave them there. There are articles about the bodies on Everest.
 

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