K-2 summit attempt: Samina Baig retreats to Camp 1 due to snow

The sister and brother group of Samina Baig and Mirza Ali had to climb down to camp 1 due to bad weather.


Web Desk July 13, 2015
PHOTO: EXPRESS

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.

Read: These pictures of K-2 will leave you stunned



The weather on K-2, after a week of clear skies, worsened on Saturday with snow coming down.



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'.

Read: Mission accomplished: Samina becomes first Pakistani woman to scale 7 highest peaks on 7 continents

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.



The American team of Madison Mountaineering is heading to Camp 1 on the Abruzzi route.

COMMENTS (2)

Ahmed | 6 years ago | Reply Hope you'll succeed in this endeavor...best wishes. Pakistan is a mountaineers paradise.
Maxx. | 6 years ago | Reply Best of luck...duo of brother and sister. These type of imagery is needed for the country.
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