46 years, Australia
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Alex Txikon’s and Vassily Pivtsov’s teams have joined forces, thereby strengthening their chances of solving the so-called final problem of the winter 8000’ers: the first ascent of K2 at this time of year. They have agreed to share resources and tasks in BC and Camp 1. Very likely, the now fully international team from Spain, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan will also work together the rest of the way to the coveted summit.