Posts Tagged ‘Destination Dreamers; Mingma G; Vanessa O’Brien; K2; Pakistan; 2017’

Climbers start to head down from C4

July 29, 2017

After 12 climbers made the summit of K2 yesterday, they stayed at C4 last night. Today within the last hour they have started to descend to base camp today.

It was a truly brave effort from  the climbers yesterday. All reports were that it was not an easy climb even to the lower camps. The weather was good as predicted for summit day. Yet the going was slow and there must have been deep snow. In particular Mingma G and his team of Sherpas deserve praise for making the right decision, and their incredible effort. It is possible that without his team there would have been no summit yesterday.

12 climbers make the summit of K2

July 28, 2017

Mingma G has updated his Facebook page to say that there were 12 climbers who made the summit of K2 today. These climbers are as follows:

Mr. Mingma G sherpa
Mr. Dawa Gyalje Sherpa
Mr. Tsering Pemba Sherpa
Mr. Nima Tshering Sherpa
Mr. Lakpa Nuru Sherpa
Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa
Mr. Ang Tsering Sherpa
Mr. Azong
Mr. Zhang Liang
Miss. Jing Xue
Vanessa O’Brien
John Snorri Sigurjonsson

He did say that they finally made the summit. It is pretty clear that they underestimated conditions at the summit.

Mingma G Facebook

12 climbers to reach the summit of K2 within the hour

July 28, 2017

Mingma G has updated has Facebook and said that 12 climbers are within an hour of the summit of K2. There were 14 climbers at the start of the climb. Vanessa O’Brien wais at 8276.844m about an hour ago. Whereas John Snorri Sigurj√≥nsson is at 8324m. He has less than 300m to the summit. He may have passed the bottleneck.

Mingma G Facebook

Only Destination Dreamers expedition trying for K2 summit at 11 pm Pakistan time

July 28, 2017

Mingma G has updated his Facebook his Facebook site to say that it is only his expedition that are going for the summit today. Vanessa O’Brien is part of this expedition. By saying his is the only team, it could mean the only big team to be going for the summit. There maybe individual climbers too. There would be other Sherpas from this expedition too either helping or going for the summit. 

It was a gruelling climb for C3 to C4 yesterday, so whether all climbers will go for the summit is hard to say right now. 

He also said that they will depart at 11pm. They would be hoping to traverse the bottleneck at first light. He said no more information will come till 10am Pakistan time. 

Mingma G Facebook