British climber George Atkinson recently made the summit of Everest and became the youngest climber to have climbed the tallest 7 summits on each continent. He started climbing these mountains when he was 14 making the summit of Africa’s Kilimanjaro.
He was asked if he would be going to K2 sometime. He said that he was aware of the higher technical climbing that would be needed and also the added dangers in comparison to Everest. Much later he will consider it.
He asked a friend on the expedition to Everest what K2 was like to climb, as his friend had been there. “I spoke to one of our team who has been there and he told me about his friends who had died doing it. It’s not a mountain to do without considering what the difficulties and dangers will be,” he said.
Source: Kingston Informer