Snow forced Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali to retreat as they looked to push on towards Camp 2 on K-2
Samina, who is the youngest Pakistani ever to have climbed Mount Everest, and complete the seven highest summits on seven continents, is attempting to summit the K-2.
On Sunday, they had climbed to camp 1 with a view to head on to Camp 2. But snow on the mountain forced them to go downwards instead of moving up, Samina’s brother Mirza Ali tweeted yesterday.
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Hello friends,today Samina,myself &three other cousins climbed to camp1,slot of snow made us go down instead climb C2 pic.twitter.com/2jaRrIwoab— Mirza Ali (@Mirza_climb) July 12, 2015
The weather on K-2, after a week of clear skies, worsened on Saturday with snow coming down.
After about 10 days of brilliant sunshine we woke up to snow at BC on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/qjhflyf9l0— Billi Bierling (@BilliBierling) July 11, 2015
Last week, Samina had climbed up to advanced base camp before returning to base camp and joining her brother.
In 2013, Samina became the first Pakistani woman to summit Mount Everest. The following year, she climbed the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the world.
Last year, the first ever Pakistani expedition summitted K-2, called 'K-2 60 years later'.
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Apart from the Pakistani expedition, which includes Mirza as well, there are nine other expeditions on the K-2 this year.
The Swiss expedition consisting of Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen are planning to head to Camp three above 7,500m tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will move into the zone above 7500m where humans can only survive for a very short time! pic.twitter.com/PKeq87D1VH— Mike Horn (@ExploreMikeHorn) July 13, 2015
The American team of Madison Mountaineering is heading to Camp 1 on the Abruzzi route.