Nims Purja confirms that he had planned to PARAGLIDE off K2 after making first-ever winter summit

Nirmal 'Nims' Purja and nine Nepalese climbers were the first to summit K2 in the Himalayas during winter. But the former Special Forces soldier had another plan up his sleeve. To paraglide down.
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Tottenham could get Arsenal derby boost with Europa League tie vs Dinamo Zagreb likely to be reversed
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Wagamama owner secures financing as firm burns through £5.5 million per month in lockdown
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Morrisons snaps up Cornish seafood wholesaler Falfish
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Matt Hancock to lead coronavirus Downing Street press conference
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Neighbours spoilers: Dipi fights for her man
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Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers
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Coronavirus UK: What do we know about the Brazilian Covid variant?
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DJ Pete Zorba dies after long battle with brain tumour
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Neville compares Man United's title chances under Solskjaer vs Mourinho
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Amanda Mealing quits Casualty as Connie Beauchamp after 7 years on soap
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Man charged with assault after police officer suffers fractured wrist
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Girl, 5, seriously injured in crash with stolen car being pursued by police
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Liz Weston: Worry about the right thing with estate taxes
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