Another six mountaineers died on thirteen August 1995, while eleven climbers died within the 2008 K2 catastrophe. The first woman to summit K2 was Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz on 23 June 1986. Liliane and Maurice Barrard who had summitted later that day, fell in the course of the descent; Liliane Barrard’s body was found on 19 July 1986 on the foot of the south face. The third ascent of K2 was in 1978, via a brand new route, the lengthy and corniced Northeast Ridge.

Bonatti and Mehdi survived, but Mehdi was hospitalized for months and needed to have his toes amputated because of frostbite. Efforts within the 1950s to suppress these facts to protect Lacedelli and Compagnoni’s reputations as Italian national heroes had been later dropped at light. It was additionally revealed that the transferring of the camp was deliberate, a move apparently made as a result of Compagnoni feared … Read More