31 Jul '17, 6am

Vanessa O'Brien becomes the First American woman to summit K-2 mountain

July 30, 2017 Written by News Desk Published in Sports Vanessa O'Brien Becomes First American Woman To Scale Treacherous K2 Vanessa O'Brien, a 52-year-old ex-Morgan Stanley banker from New York, on Friday afternoon, July 28, became the first American woman to summit K2, the world's second highest mountain at 28,251 feet. K2 is also considered one of the world's most dangerous peaks. Vanessa O'Brien is the first American woman to summit K2 This was O'Brien's third attempt at the "killer" mountain, having been unsuccessful in 2015 and 2016 because of horrific weather. No teams summited in those two years. This year, weather was a factor again as O'Brien's was the only expedition to reach the top - heavy snowfall and unstable weather sent the bigger teams back, including Russell Brice's revered Himalayan Experience (HIMEX). At press time, O'Brien and her smallish Day Dreamers...

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