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Having survived Everest and all the other seven summits, with a talented team to work with, it was certainly not a shot in the dark. But we discovered how K2 has so many intricacies, skill and planning don’t guarantee success.
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Demonstrating the hooves of a mountain goat and jumping onto a chair, Jake explained the sport of climbing was relatively simple. It’s just getting higher than you were before. But imagine this: At 7000m, you need to tether onto a rope in the snow. Only you´re surrounded by a web of ropes, some potentially from 40 years before, running low on oxygen, surrounded by the bodies of people who couldn’t be buried when they succumbed to the elements. Getting just that little bit higher isn’t so simple anymore.