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©National Geographic/Ralf Dujmovits Expedition to K2 reached the second camp Only four out of six climbers are continueing their way to the top. They are expecting the good weather to hold on.
20 августа 2011
K2. ©National Geographic\Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Expedition to K2 made it to intermediate camp Despite of the snow four participants of the international expedition to K2 have got to the intermediate camp at 6,100 meters.
19 августа 2011
K2 ©National Geographic\Darek Zaluski International expedition started the final ascent to K2 Today, August 16, the alpinists reached the first camp at 5,300 meters.
17 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev. ©National Geographic/Darek Zaluski Participants of K2 expedition are now illegal imigrants Chinese and Kyrgyz visas of participants of the expedition to K2 have expired. This makes further attempts to ascend Chogori formally illegal.
17 августа 2011
Expedition to K2. ©National Georraphic/Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Expedition to K2 divided into 2 groups because of bad weather Participants of expedition to K2 have divided into two groups and are waiting for a better weather in Italian and Chinese camps.
15 августа 2011
K2 mount. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev Expedition to K2 will start the final ascent not earlier than August 16 The alpinists will spend the next few days in the Chinese base camp at 3,800 meters because of a strong wind.
13 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev's team at the table. ©National Geographic\Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Austrian president supported international expedition to K2 over the phone International expedition to Chogori is having a rest in the base camp and deciding on the timing of their final ascent to the peak.
12 августа 2011
Tents of the second camp. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev Landslide and "alive" rocks did not hinder expedition to K2 from getting to the first camp Participants of international expedition to K2 went down from the second to the first camp despite of a landslide threat and moving rocks.
10 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev International expedition to K2 has set the 4th camp 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.
08 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev К2 expedition stoped several hundred meters before the fourth camp Chogori is 8,611 meters high. So to reach the peak the team will have to cover another 811 meters of height.
08 августа 2011
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits International expedition to K2 might challenge the summit before August 9 According to Kazakh alpinist Maksut Zhumayev they’ve received weather forecasts that the weather will be good enough until Tuesday for the final ascent.
07 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev Alpinists of K2 expedition spent a night at 7100 m Good weather on August 4 allowed the team to ascend 500 meters of Chogori.
05 августа 2011
K2 mount. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev K2 expedition covered a record distance in one day 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.
04 августа 2011
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Maxut Zhumayev Alpinists of K2 expedition fell through a crack 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.
03 августа 2011
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits International expeditions to K2 delayed by one more day This forced delay might prevent Zhumayev from congratulating his son on his birthday from the height of 8000m.
01 августа 2011
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev Our chief goal is to stay alive: K2 expedition 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.
01 августа 2011
Gerlinda Kaltenbrunner. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits Expedition to K2 will not continue the ascent before August 1 Bad weather is preventing the expedition from starting the four acclimatization ascent. During the days of rest they spent time practicing aerial stunts.
29 июля 2011
©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Darek Zaluski Participants of K2 expedition are having "a 100% rest" 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.
29 июля 2011
The team in a tent. ©National Geografic\Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Expedition to K2 made fireworks International expedition to K2 also called Chogori made it to the Chinese base camp.
28 июля 2011
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Darek Zaluski Participants of expedition to K2 concerned about landslide Participants of the international expedition to K2 had to take additional safeguard measures on their way back to the base camp.
26 июля 2011

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