Legendary mountaineer and Bremont brand ambassador Jake Meyer has conquerered K2 at his third attempt.
The world’s second highest mountain is a considerably more difficult challenge than Mount Everest, with one in five people through history losing their lives in attempting to climb it.
Record-breaking British climber Jake Meyer, who had already climbed Everest by 21, returned to K2 for a third time this year and finally reached the top of the 28,251 foot mountain on the border of China and Pakistan.
Only nine Britons had ever reached three summit and three of them died on the descent.
Brisitish watchmaker Bremont, which has focused its energy on expansion in the United States for the past two years, is proud to have supported Mr Meyer, who wore the S301 model on his expedition.
Mr Meyer says: “Bremont watches demonstrate precise British engineering teamed with classic British design. For several years I have dreamed of flying the Union Flag from the summit of K2 and nothing made me prouder than doing so wearing the Bremont S301 on my wrist. K2 is known as the ‘savage mountain’; it demands respect and focus. Anyone attempting it must have utter trust in their abilities and in their equipment in the most hostile conditions, and I know that my Bremont will never let me down however much of a pounding I get.”
Bremont co-founder, Nick English, adds: “Having completed the Seven Summits by the time he was 21, which includes Everest, is testament to Jake’s phenomenal climbing ability. To now add K2 to his list, the hardest of them all, and something that has taken him 3 attempts to tackle is truly amazing. Not only does Jake not train extensively before these expeditions but he also has a full-time job which makes this accomplishment even more remarkable. Having worked with Jake since Bremont’s very early days it brings great pleasure to see him enjoying our timepieces and putting them to good use in such hostile environments.”