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Climber leaves ‘completely suicidal solo ascent of the deadly K2

Polish mountaineers pose for a team photo before their departure for the expedition to the K2 scale in the winter, at an airport in Warsaw, Poland, December 29, 2017.

(Reuters)

A Polish-Russian mountaineer, which was an attempt to be the first person to climb K2, by himself in the winter, aborted his mission on Sunday about the security.

Denis Urubko has the hope of identifying the deadly mountain for the winter season ended, and decided to go on the trip after an argument with his expedition, Michal Leksinski, a spokesman for his Polish expedition against the BBC.

He left without a radio on Sunday, and not discuss his plans with the expedition management, Leksinski said.

K2, also known as Savage Mountain, is 28,251 feet and unforgiving, according to the BBC. The mountain has a higher fatality-to-summit speed than the mount Everest.

Leksinski said the mountaineer probably changed his mind after experiencing the extreme weather conditions, when he spent a night at about 23,600 feet.

Urubko, who climbed 1 4 of the world’s highest mountains, back to base camp 2, located on 21,982 feet, Asghar Ali Porik, head of Jasmine tours, who organised the logistics for the Polish K2 expedition, said.

Fellow climber from Pakistan, Mirza Ali Baig, called the mission “completely suicidal,” while a friend of Urubko said that the decision was not characteristic of the climber, the BBC reported.

“He is known as the ‘Himalayan expert’ among the mountaineering community. But his decision is not correct and will not fit someone of his stature,” Karim Shah, said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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