Two guides from Squaw Valley, CA based Alpenglow Expeditions just summited the world’s second-highest mountain without supplemental oxygen. Company founder Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez reached the peak of 28,251-foot K2 in the Himalayas yesterday morning.
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UPDATE: “We did it! I in C4. I can’t believe it. I crying a lot 😂😂😂” – Adrian This morning @carla.perez.ec & @adrianballinger summitted #K2 without supplemental oxygen along with teammates @estebantopomena @namgye and @pembageljesherpa // More details to follow. Thanks everyone! 💕 // #liveyouradventure //@eddiebauer // #K2NoO2 // 📸 @estebantopomena
Together with Lakpadendi Sherpa, Gesman Tamang, Changba Sherpa, and Lakpa Temba Sherpa they rapidly reached Camp 4 at 26,083-feet. On Tuesday night at 22.20, the group made its summit bid, reaching the top of the Savage Mountain at 7:50 am Wednesday morning, reports Planet Mountain.
Epic achievement, congratulations guys!