Climber Kim Mi-gon Becomes 7th Korean to Conquer World's 14 Highest Peaks

      July 11, 2018 10:39

      Korean mountaineer Kim Mi-gon reached the summit of the 8,125-m Nanga Parbat in Pakistan on Monday.

      Kim became the seventh Korean and the 41st climber in the world to conquer 14 peaks over 8,000 m in the Himalayas.

      Kim's team, consisting of Korean and Taiwanese climbers, set out from Islamabad on June 4 and arrived at the base camp of Nanga Parbat on June 7. They took the Kinshofer route and started climbing, but they had to return to the base camp due to strong winds.

      They resumed climbing on Friday last week. Despite bad weather, Kim and his team finally reached the summit of Nanga Parbat on Monday. "We were able to reach the summit despite bad weather, but struggled when descending due to deteriorating weather conditions," he recalled.

      The climbers were all in good shape when they arrived at their base camp.

      Kim and his team will return home on July 18.

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