In Cortina, the mountaineer talks about climbing K2 in the winter months
A historic feat, the ascent of K2 in the winter months, as told by someone who did it: on the 27th of August in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the mountaineer Nirmal Purja tells his story to the public during the event organised by the company SCARPA (from Asolo) which accompanied him on this expedition. Indeed, to get to the top of K2, the climber used the Phantom 8000 HD, a ‘Made in Italy’ boot created for Himalayan mountaineering activities, at high altitudes and in extreme cold conditions. Maximum lightness, low volume, a precise and comfortable fit, insulation, comfort and performance are its characteristics. The alpinist could, thus, only rely on a highly specialised brand in mountain footwear and outdoor activities to accomplish a memorable feat in his career, which began in 2012 and which saw him climb all fourteen 8000m mountains in record time: 189 days, as part of “Project Possible 14×7”. Even the choice of Cortina for the event is not accidental, since the Venetian town was the birthplace, in 1925, of Lino Lacedelli, one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, who together with Achille Compagnoni was the first man to conquer K2 in 1954. SCARPA (the acronym for Società Calzaturieri Asolani Riuniti Pedemontana Anonima), which produces footwear for mountaineering, climbing, trail running, trekking, hiking, urban outdoor, ski mountaineering, and telemark skiing, has often been a partner of glorious companies, sharing with climbers a passion for the mountains and teamwork.