Human beings achieved the feat of climbing Mount Chogori in winter for the first time.
According to AFP on the 16th, the Nepalese mountaineering team successfully climbed the world’s second highest mountain, Chogori Peak, setting a record for the first time that human climbing the mountain in winter.
Chogori Peak is 8,611 meters above sea level and is located in the Karakoram Mountains on the China-Pakistan border. Although it is not as tall as Mount Everest, it is steep and difficult to climb. It is known as “killing peak” and “a brutal mountain”.
Statistics show that the mortality rate of climbers climbing the peak is about 25%. Since the first summit in 1954, fewer than 350 people in the world have climbed the top of Chogori.
In winter, the weather in the Karakoram Mountains is worse than that in the Himalayas. The temperature on the top of the mountain can be as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius and the wind speed can reach 200 kilometers per hour.
Chogori Peak is said to be the last of the world’s 14 peaks conquered by humans in winter.
According to the report, about 60 climbers from many countries were preparing to challenge Chogori Peak this winter. Finally, 10 climbers from Nepal formed a joint team and successfully climbed Chogori Peak.
After successfully climbing to the summit, they sang the national anthem of Nepal at the top of the summit. Nimapuja, one of the top climbers, later posted on social media: “We are proud to write human history.
Winter summit of Chogori proves that teamwork and positive spirit can greatly extend the limitations previously believed by human beings.”
Nimapuga, who served in the British Special Forces, climbed 14 peaks above 8,000 meters above sea level in 2019 with oxygen equipment in only 189 days.
However, this time, some climbers unfortunately lost their lives on Chogori Peak.
Spanish mountaineer Sergio Mingert gave up to climb the top, but fell down and died on the way back to the intermediate camp.