Nepalese climbers make first K2 winter summit – BBC News

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    A team of Nepalese climbers have become the first ever to summit the world’s second highest mountain in winter.

    K2, along the Pakistan-China border, is notoriously challenging – with high winds and sub-zero temperatures.

    One of the leading members of the team is a former Gurkha and British special forces soldier, Nirmal Purja. He spoke to BBC Pakistan correspondent Secunder Kermani.

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