Polish Climbers Attempt Record Winter Ascent of K2 1 234 567

Polish Climbers Attempt Record Winter Ascent of K2

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A group of Polish mountaineers set off for northern Pakistan on Sunday to attempt to be the first to scale K2, the world’s second highest peak, in wintertime.K2, in the Karakorum mountains along the border between China and Pakistan, is notorious for high winds, steep and icy slopes — and high fatality rates for climbers. In winter months, scant snowfall means the summit approach can turn into bare ice.More than 70 people have died climbing the peak, many of them at the Bottleneck,...

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