On arrival at base camp, Gerlinde wrote, "the mountain seems very different from this side – simply new."
Image by Ralf Dujmovits courtesy Ralf Dujmovits/National Geographic, SOURCE
K2 north pillar summiteers safely back!
Posted: Aug 25, 2011 08:54 am EDT
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(Angela Benavides) After an amazing climb and the long descent, the international K2 north pillar team is safely back down. Gerlinde, Maxut, Vassiliy and Darek reached the end of the glacier in the morning today."Only now we allow ourselves to to shake hands and celebrate," Maxut Zhumayev told his home team. By summitting K2 on Aug 23 (eds note: correction from earlier stated Aug 22), Kazakhs Maxut and Vassiliy have completed their 14x8000ers quest, and so has Gerlinde, who has also become the first woman to summit all 14...
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