Sona Sherpa on the summit of K2; Photo credit: Chhang Dawa Sherpa
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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week presents a round-up of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.
MOUNTAINEERING: Summit and death on K2. Huge news this weekend as a team of 10 Nepalese climbers die first winter summit of K2! The team entered the elusive winter summit on Saturday at 5 p.m. local time and checked a huge box for historic climbers.
Unfortunately renowned climber Sergi Mingote, also on K2 with another team, died after a fall this weekend. If you are interested in what is happening at K2, stop by Reporting at Explorerswebthat it has been following closely.
SWIMMING: Woman swims record distance under ice. Last week, 40-year-old Yekaterina Nekrasova took the polar bear club to the next level. She swam 279 feet under the ice on Lake Baikal to set an alleged world record. Look at the whole thing Story here.
ADMISSION: National Rifle Association filing for bankruptcy. In a new twist, the National Rifle Association filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday. The gun lobby now says it will be restructuring as a nonprofit in Texas. The gun rights group said it had restructured “to leave what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York.”
Read the full story below The Wall Street Journal.
FISHING: A record year for paddle fish on Keystone Lake. An interesting combination of skill and technology has resulted in a young guide helping clients land multiple world record paddle fish in a single year.
Jeremiah Mefford, a guide at Keystone Lake in northeast Oklahoma, set two world record catches in 2020. Customers also landed loads of other large fish, thanks in part to the new fish finding technology. It is a interesting story told in the Joplin Globe.
CLIMBING: Man scales 800 feet of skyscraper in a wheelchair. Lai Chi-wai, a master climber who was paralyzed after a car accident 9 years ago, did not slow down.
Over the weekend, he tried climbing a skyscraper with ropes in Hong Kong while he was in his wheelchair. And while he had to abandon the climb because of the wind, he managed to get the nation’s attention. Read about it in the New York Times.