First Winter Climbs on 8000ers

HimalayasAs our Polish Himalayan team is attempting to conquer K2 (at the time I'm writing it )- for the first time in winter (this has never been done before!) - a reflection on the history of conquering Himalayan 8000m peaks in winter.

Here's a list of first climbs in winter on the highest mountains in the world - all 14 8000m peaks in order they were climbed:

And now, all these years later, there's still one unconquered 8000m peak - K2.