At 1645 local time Nimsdai and his team, along with team Mingma G and one mountaineer from team SST, officially became the first mountaineers to ever summit K2 in winter.
This marks a huge feat for the Nepalese climbing community, and humankind, as this shows the power of true collaboration; no ego just a joint vision. In a statement from the summit, Nimsdai expressed: “What a journey. I’m humbled to say that as a team, we have summited the magnificent K2 in extreme winter conditions. We set out to make the impossible possible and we are honoured to be sharing this moment, not only with the Nepalese climbing community but with communities all across the world. Mother nature always has bigger things to say and standing on the summit, witness to the sheer force of her extremities, we are proud to have been a part of history for humankind and to show that collaboration, teamwork and a positive mental attitude can push limits to what we feel might be possible. Thank you for the support we’ve received from people all around the globe, it gave us fire in our chest to make this goal a reality.”
– Nimsdai Purja.