Islamabad:Sophie Denis became only the third woman in the world to successfully climb K-2, the second highest mountain with the reputation of being a killer .
Everest may get the headlines, but for veteran mountaineers, reaching the top of K2 and coming down alive is a cherished dream. Sophie, who a few days back successfully, completed her latest expedition at K-2, kept the audience at National University of Sciences and Technology spellbound as she shared her adventurous experiences climbing the world s highest mountains.
NUST Adventure Club (NAC) organised the event to honour the world famous summit climber here on Wednesday. Past several years and counting, I have been in the middle of gigantic mountainous regions with my ever-increasing desire to summit peaks the determined Sophie said.
Sophie maintained that tough weather condition prevent most K2 summit climbers from reaching their destination. Though climbing to a height of more than 8,000 metres anywhere is never an easy task the expedition at K-2 is the most challenging one, she added.
Sophie s K-2 expedition was a success as she managed to face the resistance with resilience and came out victorious. What make K-2 the most dreaded of all for summit aspirants are extreme factors may it be steep ascents, avalanche slides or the ailments caused by the frostbites. All one needs is to be highly optimistic in overcoming the bottlenecks posed while losing hope could be disastrous, Sophie explained.
Sophie is currently in Pakistan on her expedition of climbing K-2 , which she did successfully during this trip and is looking forward to embarking on her next adventure ahead. I have two weeks to rest and eat up before my next adventure: climbing Shishapgma (8,013m/26,289 ft) in Tibet, and Manaslu (8,156 m/ 26, 759 ft) in Nepal. Sophie said.The news.