ShAFF Online - K2 in Winter - Bernadette McDonald & Ed Douglas

Bernadette McDonald & Ed Douglas, in conversation about the recent winter ascent of K2 and what this means for high altitude mountaineering.



9 Feb '21 | 8:00pm

On 16 January, a team of Nepali climbers became the first to reach the summit of K2 in winter and made headlines around the world. Canadian mountain writer Bernadette McDonald is the author of Winter 8000, the history of climbing the world’s highest mountains in the toughest season. Ed Douglas is the author of Himalaya: A Human History, which tells the region’s history and how the mountains shaped it. The two will be in conversation about events on K2 and what it means for the future.

Ed Douglas


Ed Douglas is a writer and journalist with a passion for the wilder corners of the natural world. A former editor of the Alpine Journal, Ed is an enthusiastic amateur climber and mountain traveller, with a particular interest in the Himalaya

Bernadette McDonald

A writer and mountain culture consultant based in Banff, Alberta.



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