by Karrar Haidri » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:25 pm
by VegasCane » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:18 pm
Toomsdpt wrote:good article. Just finished Viesturs book. Never read much on K2 and its history. I agree with Viesturs in his book when he says he believes that as more time passes, more attention will be brought to k2 and more and more people will attempt to reach its summit. He thinks it will lose some of its lure as a result and will become a tourist destination much like Everest has.
by Brad Marshall » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:08 pm
VegasCane wrote:I don't think it will become a tourist destination. Everest is really not that technical of a climb. There are two main spots that are difficult but the majority of what kicks your ass on Everest is Altitude. And relatively speaking, the weather windows are far more plentiful than K2. Because of coordinates of K2 it's weather is brutal and can change on a dime.
Then you add the technical difficulty of it compared to Everest. There is a reason why only a few hundred have attempted to summit it compared to a few thousand for Everest.
It may get more popular, but I don't think it'll get the business Everest gets.
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