Despite the retreat and tragic finish, the expedition has been given iconic status in mountaineering historical past. The next try on K2 was not made until 1938, when First American Karakoram expedition led by Charles Houston made a reconnaissance of the mountain.

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This ascent was made by an American group, led by James Whittaker; the summit celebration was Louis Reichardt, Jim Wickwire, John Roskelley, and Rick Ridgeway. Wickwire endured an overnight bivouac about one hundred fifty metres (490 ft) under the summit, one of the highest bivouacs in historical past. This ascent was emotional for the American team, as they noticed themselves as completing a task that had been begun by the 1938 staff forty years earlier. Charles Houston returned to K2 to guide the 1953 American expedition. The attempt resulted in failure after a storm pinned down the team for 10 days at 7,800 metres (25,590 … Read More