We got reports at base camp the following day of the epic ascent of the two Koreans and their four personal Sherpas. We were told that the Sherpas incorporated a similar style of climb that the Korean lady climber on GI used last summer. The Sherpas would climb high, set up an anchor and then pull up the two climbers by the fixed rope. They would repeat this process slowly gaining elevation. I have not seen this practice in person but several other climbers who were present and had to wait behind the Koreans for up to half an hour each time told me this is common practice with a lot of Korean high altitude climbers.
Has anyone ever seen this happening? Sounds like an incredible amount of effort. Personally, I am skeptical... and I guess by quoting, I might be adding ammo to the HA climbing-bashers but I am curious if anyone has witnessed this??