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‘Hello from the summit’: Climbers brave icy conditions to conquer K2 in SA first

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Warren Eva, John Black, Allan Dickinson, and Robby Kojetin.
Warren Eva, John Black, Allan Dickinson, and Robby Kojetin.

"Hello from the summit of K2."

This was the message John Black sent at 01:50 on Friday as he completed his climb up the treacherous mountain as part of the first all-South African team to do so.

Almost a month ago, Black and three fellow climbers – Warren Eva, Allan Dickinson and Robby Kojetin – set out to conquer what is considered the most challenging and dangerous climbing route in the world.  However, only Black and Eva completed the climb in the early hours of Friday morning.

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