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Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Bad weather delayed scent of Zhumayev's expedition

International expedition to K2 cannot start working on the mount route because of the bad weather.

Bad weather delayed scent of Zhumayev's expedition
Maksut Zhumayev (R) and Vassiliy Pivtsov (L). Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
K2 expedition switched to mountain diet

The sportsmen have started preparing for active acclimatization. The team will start ascending K2 on July 2 or 3.

K2 expedition switched to mountain diet
Caravan on the way. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Italian camp became a new advance camp for K2 expedition

Participants of international expedition to K2, also called Chogori, decided to stay in the Italian camp.

Italian camp became a new advance camp for K2 expedition
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Location of Zhumayev's advance camp will depend on donkeys

Participants of еру international expedition to K2, also called Chogori, continue lifting equipment to the intermediate camp.

Location of Zhumayev's advance camp will depend on donkeys
Maksut Zhumayev. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev to try and reach the advance camp on June 30

Participants of the international expedition to K2 will spend their first acclimatizetion night in the intermediate camp today, June 29.

Zhumayev to try and reach the advance camp on June 30
K2 or Chogori. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Zhumayev's team made first advancement to Chogori

Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov from Kazakhstan and Austrian alpinist Gerlinda Kaltenbrunner made their first working trip to Chogori.

Zhumayev's team made first advancement to Chogori
Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Alpinists warned Zhumayev of difficult ice conditions in the Hymalayas

There is not much snow in the mountains now and ice is showing up: Maksut Zhumayev.

Alpinists warned Zhumayev of difficult ice conditions in the Hymalayas
Maksut Zhumayev.
Camels joined Zhumayev's expedition to K2

International expedition to K2 mount, or Chogori, switched from jeeps to camels in China and started a 4-day trip to the base camp.

Camels joined Zhumayev's expedition to K2
K2. ©REUTERS/Ho New
Maksut Zhumayev's expedition to K2 almost lost photographer

The international expedition to K2 mount continues across the territory of China.

Maksut Zhumayev's expedition to K2 almost lost photographer
Chogori, or Mount K2. Photo courtesy of  Maksut Zhumayev.
K2 expedition led by Maksum Zhumayev will change Toyotas for camels

Expedition to Chogori arrived to Kargalik village in northwest China. The caravan will be moving to the base camp at 3800m: Zhumayev.

K2 expedition led by Maksum Zhumayev will change Toyotas for camels
The route to the top of K-2 on its Northern spine (L). Maksut Zhumayev on Alpingrad (R). Photo courtesy of kazpatriot.kz
Kazakh alpinists started a new attempt to ascent K2

International expedition to Chogori, or Mount K2, started in Kyrgyzstan on June 16. This is the sixth attempt for Maksut Zhumayev.

Kazakh alpinists started a new attempt to ascent K2