All four climbers who set off for the summit of K2 today have reached the top of K2. These climbers were: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Darek Zaluski, Maxut Zumayev and Vassily Pivtsov. Kaltenbrunner was the first to arrive at the summit at 1818. She was followed by Maxut Zumayev and Vassily Pivtsov and then finally Darek Zaluski.
Kaltenbrunner, Zumayev and Pivtsov by making the summit of K2 have now all completed 14 8000m mountains. Kaltenbrunner became the first female to have made the summit of these 14 8000m mountains without oxygen. Edurne Pasaban was the first woman to reach all 14 8000m mountains but she used oxygen on some of these.
Before today there have only been 23 climbers who have accomplished climbing these mountains. Now there are 26 who have climbed all 8000m mountains. There are also 4 that are disputed. Those who have climbed them without oxygen now number 13.
All four will have to descend in the twilight as the sun set at 1834. They may have to descend in the dark.
Source: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner