On Thurs 20thOct Jake Meyer gave a thrilling talk for charity Walking With the Wounded about his summer expedition to K2 in Pakistan.
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With at least 100 in attendance, we all gained a fascinating insight into behind the scenes climbing. We saw all the things you don’t see on the front page! K2 is known as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. Isolated from society, it has an ominous 25% summit to death ratio. This was the second time Jake would attempt the climb.
|Your house on a mountain.|
Climbing is very safety conscious, but also requires a leap of faith once all precautions have been taken. Riding the tiger, Jake has managed to summit mountains that needed more than one go, and despite all the setbacks and confusion (one man in the team left because he couldn’t get internet access), it doesn’t seem like this is the last time he will confront K2.