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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner summited K2 and bagged the first female No-O2 14x8000ers challenge.
Image by Ralf Dujmovits courtesy Ralf Dujmovits/National Geographic, SOURCE
Maxut Zhumayev (Kazakhstan).
Image by Darek Zaluski courtesy Darek Zaluski/National Geographic, SOURCE
Vassiliy Pivtsov (Kazakhstan).
Image by Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner courtesy Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner/National Geographic, SOURCE
Darek.
Image by Ralf Dujmovits courtesy Ralf Dujmovits/National Geographic, SOURCE

K2 north pillar SUMMITS! Gerlinde bags the first female No-O2 14x8000ers ascent - Max, Vassiliy and Darek on top too

Posted: Aug 23, 2011 02:40 pm EDT

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(Angela Benavides/update Aug 24, 2011 11:00 am EDT) The four climbers passed the most difficult sections and are on descent between Camp II and Camp I.Update Aug 24, 2011 02:00 am EDT:Gerlinde finally reached C4 around midnight, Darek followed shortly afterwards. Maxut and Vassiliy remained in the bivy tent at 8,300m for the night.The climbers will descend to C1 at 5,300m today - Ralf Dujmovits is also on his way up there. No further news is expected today until they all meet up. Previous Aug 23:Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner just...

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