Mountaineers attempt to be the first to ever summit K2 during winter

A group of sixty mountaineers from around the world are battling the elements in a bid to become the first to successfully summit K2 during winter.

K2 in Pakistan is the second-highest peak in the world, and remains the only summit over 8,000 metres (known as the death zone) to never have been successfully climbed during the treacherous winter season.

Determined to brave sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and extremely thin air, around sixty mountaineers are currently making their way up K2.

Making history on K2

The climbers make up four teams:

They started the climb in mid-December and it is expected to take them until the end of February

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