Furiously planning to put ladders on K2 – the mountain that claims the lives of 25% of people trying

Furiously planning to put ladders on K2 – the killer mountain that claims the lives of 25% of people trying

  • Imagine Nepal saying they want to return to the mountain next year with ladders, drills and bolts after being forced to leave their climb last week
  • Mick Conefrey, author of The Ghosts of K2, has doubts about the company's commitments
  • Alan Hinkes, the only British climber who has scaled all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 m, added that he didn't think that a & # 39; true mountain climber & # 39; would welcome the changes
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Climbers have expressed anger about plans to install ladders at the top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world that costs the lives of one in four climbers.

Mountaineers fear that the peak will become a tourist destination if steps are installed to commercialize the dangerous peak.

Imagine Nepal, a trekking and shipping agency, saying that they want to return to the mountain with ladders, drills and bolts after they had to leave their climb last week under dangerous conditions.

Climbers have expressed anger about plans to install ladders at the top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world that costs the lives of one in four climbers.

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Climbers have expressed anger about plans to install ladders at the top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world that costs the lives of one in four climbers.

But Mick Conefrey, author of The Ghosts of K2, doubts the company's commitments to climb & # 39; 100 percent & # 39; make it safer.

He told the times: & # 39; Having a ladder will not protect you against the height. Having a ladder will not protect you against strong wind. Having a ladder will not protect you against an avalanche. The things that kill you on K2, ladders, won't make a significant difference. What you see is one attempt to commercialize K2 in the same way that Everest is commercialized. & # 39;

Alan Hinkes, the only British climber who has scaled all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 m (26,247 ft), added to the newspaper that he didn't think a & # 39; real mountain climber & # 39; would welcome the attempt to commit the summit.

The 65-year-old, who received an OBE in 1995, climbed the mountain 24 years ago.

He said: & # 39; For most mountain climbers, K2 would be the gold medal. You want it more than Everest & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I am a mountain guide, but I would not take anyone on K2. Nothing would make me go back. . . I would not go back for a million pounds. & # 39;

Mick Conefrey, author of The Ghosts of K2, doubts the company's commitments to climb & # 39; 100 percent & # 39; make it safer.
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Mick Conefrey, author of The Ghosts of K2, doubts the company's commitments to climb & # 39; 100 percent & # 39; make it safer.

Mick Conefrey, author of The Ghosts of K2, doubts the company's commitments to climb & # 39; 100 percent & # 39; make it safer.

Alan Hinkes, the only British climber to have scaled all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 m (26247ft), added that he didn't think that a & # 39; real mountain climber & # 39; would welcome the attempt at the summit

Alan Hinkes, the only British climber to have scaled all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 m (26247ft), added that he didn't think that a & # 39; real mountain climber & # 39; would welcome the attempt at the summit

Alan Hinkes, the only British climber to have scaled all 14 of the peaks over 8,000 m (26247ft), added that he didn't think that a & # 39; real mountain climber & # 39; would welcome the attempt at the summit

In 1995, the year in which he completed the climb, five people reached the top and eight were killed.

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Figures from 2016 show that 375 people have successfully completed the climb on K2, compared to more than 7500 on Everest.

Earlier this year, a photo taken by Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine, showed queues of mountain climbers standing in line to reach the top of the highest mountain in the world.

Earlier this year, a photo taken by Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine, showed queues of mountain climbers standing in line to reach the top of the highest mountain in the world.

Earlier this year, a photo taken by Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine, showed queues of mountain climbers standing in line to reach the top of the highest mountain in the world.

Earlier this year, a photo taken by Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine, showed queues of mountain climbers standing in line to reach the top of the highest mountain in the world.

Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine

Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine

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Nirmal Purja, a former Gurkha and Royal Marine

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