What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
A Tough and Tender Glove for the Coldest Missions.
A team of 10 Nepalese climbers including Nirmal "Nims" Purja reached the summit of K2 at approximately 5pm local time, completing one of the last great challenges in mountaineering.
Since late December 2016, Basque climber Alex Txikon has been in Nepal attempting to become the first person to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen entirely in the winter season.