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Strong wind at 6,600m. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
International expedition found signs of life on K2

Participant of international expedition to K2, Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev found signs of life on top of Chogori.

International expedition found signs of life on K2
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Darek Zaluski
Expedition to K2 too tired to sleep in the third camp

Participants of international expedition to K2 finished their third trip to Chogori. Alpinists were too tired to get to and spend a night at 7,120m.

Expedition to K2 too tired to sleep in the third camp
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Darek Zaluski
International expedition to K2 reached the third camp using old ropes

Participants of the international expedition to K2 managed to reached the height of 7,400 meters for the first time.

International expedition to K2 reached the third camp using old ropes
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits
International expedition to K2 reached 6,550 meters

Participants of the international expedition to K2 reached the second camp at the height of 6,550 meters.

International expedition to K2 reached 6,550 meters
Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Bad weather failed to stop expedition to K2

Participants of the international expedition to K2 continued their ascend to Chogori, despite of bad weather.

Bad weather failed to stop expedition to K2
Photo by Maksut Zhumayev©
Bad weather might bar the expedition to K2 from reaching 7,100m

Participants of the international expedition to Chogori reached the first camp at K2. Firther ascend might be suspended because of bad weather.

Bad weather might bar the expedition to K2 from reaching 7,100m
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov at the foot of K2. Photo ©M.Zhumayev
International expedition preparing for third advancement to K2

Participants of the international expedition to K2 are preparing for the third ascent to Chogori mount to set a camp at 7,100-7,400 meters.

International expedition preparing for third advancement to K2
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Kazakhstan alpinists to take part in CIS Championship in Tajikistan

The first CIS Alpinism Championship started in Tajikistan. It will last for 12 days.

Kazakhstan alpinists to take part in CIS Championship in Tajikistan
First camp (5,300 meters). Photo ©M.Zhumayev
Participants of expedition to K2 told about their menu

Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev told about the sportsmen's menu on the way to the second camp.

Participants of expedition to K2 told about their menu
Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev©
International expedition successfully completed second advancement to K2

Our plan is to set the third camp now: Maksut Zhumayev.

International expedition successfully completed second advancement to K2
Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
International expedition to K2 reached the second camp

International expedition to K2 set the second camp at the height of 6,400 meters.

International expedition to K2 reached the second camp
Deep snow prevented international expedition to K2 from getting to the second camp

We had to change our plans as the snow condition on a mount is not very good: Maksut Zhumayev.

Deep snow prevented international expedition to K2 from getting to the second camp
Expedition to K2. ©NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/Ralf Dujmovits
President of Austria wished luck to K2 expedition

Presidents have not yet wished luck to me and Vassiliy Pivtsov in no expedition: Maksut Zhumayev.

President of Austria wished luck to K2 expedition
Maksut Zhumayev: "I am currently in my tent." Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Landslide threat is no longer an obstacle for K2 expedition

Participants of the international expedition to K2 are preparing for the second trip to Chogori, despite of the landslide threat.

Landslide threat is no longer an obstacle for K2 expedition
Vassiliy Pivtsov (L) and Maksut Zhumayev (R). Photo courtesy of alpinists
Expedition to K2 suspended work over landslide threat

Participants of international expedition to K2 suspended their work because of bad weather.

Expedition to K2 suspended work over landslide threat
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
International expedition to K2 could not reach the second camp

Works on the ascent of the mount had to be suspended because of the bad weather.

International expedition to K2 could not reach the second camp
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev's expedition advanced another 600 meters up K2

Participants of international expedition to K2 continue working on Chogori mount.

Zhumayev's expedition advanced another 600 meters up K2
Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev's expedition ascended the first 500 meters of K2

Participants of the international expedition to K2 started ascending Chogori mount.

Zhumayev's expedition ascended the first 500 meters of K2
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev evaluated the situation on K2 before ascending

International expedition to K2 set the camp where the works will be held on ascending Chogori.

Zhumayev evaluated the situation on K2 before ascending
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev's expedition will start ascending K2 on July 6

We will start tomorrow morning, when the snow is hard and solid to the maximum: Maksut Zhumayev.

Zhumayev's expedition will start ascending K2 on July 6