Only four out of six climbers are continueing their way to the top. They are expecting the good weather to hold on.
Despite of the snow four participants of the international expedition to K2 have got to the intermediate camp at 6,100 meters.
Today, August 16, the alpinists reached the first camp at 5,300 meters.
Chinese and Kyrgyz visas of participants of the expedition to K2 have expired. This makes further attempts to ascend Chogori formally illegal.
Participants of expedition to K2 have divided into two groups and are waiting for a better weather in Italian and Chinese camps.
The alpinists will spend the next few days in the Chinese base camp at 3,800 meters because of a strong wind.
International expedition to Chogori is having a rest in the base camp and deciding on the timing of their final ascent to the peak.
Participants of international expedition to K2 went down from the second to the first camp despite of a landslide threat and moving rocks.
According to Kazakh climber Maksut Zhumayev, the team has set the route to the fourth camp and set the camp. This fulfills the main goal of their fourth acclimatization ascent.
Chogori is 8,611 meters high. So to reach the peak the team will have to cover another 811 meters of height.
According to Kazakh alpinist Maksut Zhumayev they’ve received weather forecasts that the weather will be good enough until Tuesday for the final ascent.
Good weather on August 4 allowed the team to ascend 500 meters of Chogori.
The team of alpinists ascended 1300 meters in 11 hours. Their trip from the first camp to the second was one of the most difficult and exhausting.
The team managed to promptly get Maksut Zhumayev and Ralf Dujmovits from the crack in the ice. None of the climbers received any serious injuries.
This forced delay might prevent Zhumayev from congratulating his son on his birthday from the height of 8000m.
Participants of the international alpinist expedition to K2 that includes 2 Kazakh climbers are bracing for the fourth ascent to Chogori to set a camp at 8000 m.
Bad weather is preventing the expedition from starting the four acclimatization ascent. During the days of rest they spent time practicing aerial stunts.
Thanks to the warm weather the alpinists could swim in the river, lie on the sunny bank, have a picnic on the green grass and watch stars.
International expedition to K2 also called Chogori made it to the Chinese base camp.
Participants of the international expedition to K2 had to take additional safeguard measures on their way back to the base camp.