NEWS | Osprey Supports Nimsdai K2 Winter: The Great Mountaineering Challenge

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Osprey is proud to announce that record-breaking mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nimsdai Purja MBE is attempting the impossible once more. This Winter the superhuman mountaineer will climb K2, a feat regarded by so many as not only impossible but also one of the greatest and most difficult mountaineering challenges of all time – still remaining unconquered.

Nimsdai Purja MBE

Osprey is proud to announce that record-breaking mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nimsdai Purja MBE is attempting the impossible once more. This Winter the superhuman mountaineer will climb K2, a feat regarded by so many as not only impossible but also one of the greatest and most difficult mountaineering challenges of all time – still remaining unconquered.

Last year Osprey supported Nimsdai’s Project Possible, summitting the world’s 14 highest mountains in 6 months and 6 days. The previous record was just shy of 8 years, making Nimsdai a true world record breaker. Now he is facing his toughest challenge yet: K2 in Winter.

The impressive 8,611m K2 still remains the only 8000m peak unclimbed during the Winter season.

Notorious amongst the climbing community, K2 can be incredibly difficult to climb even in favourable summers. In Winter, K2 is a truly dangerous place, with winds reaching hurricane force, air temperatures well below -65 degrees and extremely low barometric pressure which means even less oxygen. The smallest mistake can have catastrophic consequences.

For his journey to Pakistan from his home in the UK, Nimsdai will be carrying all his kit using Osprey’s Transporter pack series. These expedition style packs feature highly durable and water- resistant materials.

On the climb itself Nimsdai will be using and testing amongst other equipment Osprey’s brand new Talon Pro. Designed to be carried into extreme outdoor environments, the leading-edge Talon Pro is the culmination of relentless innovation.

The Ultra-Molecular Polyethylene PFC free fabric provides extreme durability whilst an injection moulded backpanel ensures hyper-stability and comfort.

The Talon Pro is part of Osprey’s innovative Spring 2021 collection – available from January ’21.

“I’m thrilled and grateful to once again be partnering with Osprey for my upcoming K2 Winter project. The whole team at Osprey Europe has been incredibly supportive throughout climbing my journey so far and I’ll be representing them with pride on my next big mountaineering expedition. Making the Impossible Possible together.” announces Nimsdai Purja, Osprey Ambassador.

Gary Burnand, Head of Marketing at Osprey Europe, adds:

“Last year we saw climbing history rewritten by Nimsdai. Now once more we are proud to support the superhuman mountaineer on his toughest challenge yet: K2 Winter.

This climb is one of the greatest mountaineering challenges and only Nimsdai with his sheer determination, mental and physical strength can master the impossible once more.

We at Osprey wish him good luck for the climb and we are excited to see how he attacks this incredible challenge.”

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