New tonight a local man has done what fewer than 20 Americans ever have.
He summited the second tallest mountain in the world, K2. Garrett Madison is a Bainbridge Island native and president of Madison Mountaineering. Yesterday he and two other Americans became the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth climbers from the U.S. to stand atop the summit of K2 which is on the border of China and Pakistan. It’s considered more dangerous to climb than Everest and deadlier. One out of four climbers don’t survive.
Congratulations to those guys.