Kathmandu, January 26
Ten Nepali mountaineers who recently summitted K2, the second-highest peak in the world, in Pakistan for the first time in winter are back home on Tuesday morning.
Their fans gave the record-holders a hero’s welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The team comprising Nirmal (Nimsdai) Purja, Mingma G Sherpa, Mingma David Sherpa, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, Gelje Sherpa, Dawa Temba Sherpa, Pem Chhiri Sherpa, Kilu Pemba Sherpa, Dawa Tenjing Sherpa and Sona Sherpa had reached the top of the 8,611-metre peak on January 16. Until then, it was the only eight-thousander yet to be conquered by humans in the winter season.
Out of the 10, Nirmal Purja climbed without supplemental Oxygen (O2).
Earlier, Pakistani President Arif Alvi had also congratulated them by hosting them at his residence in Islamabad.