The primary-ever South African climbers to summit K2 in Pakistan, the second-highest peak on the planet after Everest, have planted their flag on 22 July.
Warren Eva and John Black – sponsored by The North Face – launched into essentially the most bold expedition South Africa has undertaken since our nation’s flag was planted on Everest in 1996. The crew initially consisted of 4 climbers, together with Allan Dickinson and Robby Kojetin. Kojetin couldn’t full the climb on account of altitude illness, and Dickinson remained at base camp as a part of the help crew.
K2 stands at a spectacular top of 811m above sea degree. Solidifying their names within the historical past books, Warren and John pushed via temperatures of as much as -60 levels Celcius and winds packing gusts of over 100kms per hour to face the place solely 377 individuals have stood earlier than.
‘It’s a historic event and an unbelievable achievement however that achievement was not attainable alone,’ Dickinson posted on Crew K2SA’s Fb web page.
Warren Eva runs the charity organisation Food4Hope, specializing in essentially the most urgent and pressing youngsters’s wants which embody meals, clothes, faculty charges and attending to their medical wants.
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