Gurkha Nirmal Purja poised to be first man to conquer mountain K2 in winter

Eyelashes encrusted with ice crystals, Nirmal Purja tries to ignore the gnawing pain in his fingers as he takes a selfie on a viciously cold slope high on K2, the world’s second highest mountain. This weekend, the former British Army Special Forces soldier is continuing his bid to become the first climber to conquer the … Read more