Pasang Lama is still haunted by the 2008 tragedy on K2. He was one of the climbers on that fateful day when 11 climbers died due to an ice serac collapse at the Bottleneck. He lost his cousins Pasang Bhote and Jumik Bhote. There were also other Korean members who lost their lives that day on K2.
At the moment he is trying to climb Annapurna. This is a mountain that statistically may be the most deadly of the 8000m mountains. Avalanches are a common way for climbers to die.
A friend of Pasang’s – Marco Confortola – gave him a text that said,”Telling you to be careful. Annapurna is really dangerous.”