Yesterday night while eating pizza and drinking beer at a friend's place, I watched a documentary about the last italian expedition to K2.
I wonder what is that makes them go. Then the solution "because it's there" comes to my mind, but still, that has no appeal to me. Never I thought I want to go there, I would like to be capable of doing this. You basically do nothing but trying to survive. I know this is very shortsighted of me, but really i don't understand, given the risks. There, we are not talking about blowing a tendon or breaking a leg, we are talking about not coming back.
The statistics say that one out of four (25% in numbers!!!) of those who summit, dies in getting down.
The italians made no exception.