Czech climber Jaros reaches K2, conquers all 8,000m high peaks


26.07.2014 15:09

K2 - Czech climber Radek Jaros ascended the world´s second highest peak, K2, today and became the 15th person who have conquered all world mountains more than 8,000 metres high without oxygen, Czech Radiozurnal radio station has reported.


Horolezec Radek Jaroš (na archivním snímku) 26. července zdolal druhou nejvyšší horu světa K2 a stal se teprve patnáctým člověkem, který vystoupil na všech 14 osmitisícových vrcholů bez kyslíku. ČTK Pavlíček Luboš

Jaros, 50, succeeded at a fifth try. Before the expedition, he was recovering for two years from the amputation of his frostbitten leg fingers. He suffered the frostbites during conquering his 13th 8,000-high peak, Annapurna.

Jaros is only the fourth Czech to have reached the K2 top. The three others were Josef Rakoncaj in the 1980s, Libor Uher with Leopold Sulovsky´s expedition in 2007 and former Prague mayor Pavel Bem two years ago.

The K2, though 293 meters lower than the Mount Everest, is considered the most difficult. The biggest dangers are avalanches, the height and mainly weather.

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