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Maksut Zhumayev. ©National Geographic\Darek Zaliski
MP suggested to grant state decoration to Kazakh alpinist Maksut Zhumayev

Maksut Zhumayev is the only one of all the prominent Kazakhstan alpinists who doesn’t have any state awards: Deputy.

MP suggested to grant state decoration to Kazakh alpinist Maksut Zhumayev
Tengrinews.kz flag on the top of K2. Photo courtesy of Maksut Zhumayev
Alpinists almost lost proof of the ascent during the trip back from K2

Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev told Tengrinews.kz the breath-taking details of the last days of the expedition to K2.

Alpinists almost lost proof of the ascent during the trip back from K2
Ralf Dujmovits and Maksut Zhumayev with son. Photo by Dmitry Dubovitskiy©
Kazakhstan alpinists back home after the expedition to K2

International team of alpinists who ascended the morthern face of K2 mount on August 23 arrived in Almaty.

Kazakhstan alpinists back home after the expedition to K2
Maksut Zhumayev and Vassiliy Pivtsov on top of K2. ©National Geographic\Maxut Zhumayev
International expedition to K2 to arrive in Almaty on September 2

International expedition that ascended K2 on August 23 will arrive in Almaty on September 2 at 8:30 p.m. local time.

International expedition to K2 to arrive in Almaty on September 2
©National Geographic\Ralf Dujmovits
International expedition to K2 successfully went down to 8,000 meters

Participants of the international expedition to K2 successfully went down to the fourth camp at 8,000 meters.

International expedition to K2 successfully went down to 8,000 meters
Karim Massimov. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Massimov congratulated participants of expedition on ascending K2

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister congratulated participants of the international expedition on the successful ascent to K2 (Chogori) 8-thousander.

Massimov congratulated participants of expedition on ascending K2
©Maksut Zhumayev
International expedition reached the top of K2

International expedition led by Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev reached the top of K2.

International expedition reached the top of K2
Expedition to K2. ©National Geographic\Ralf Dujmovits
Expedition to K2 reached the fourth camp

Participants of the expedition to K2 reached the fourth camp at 8,000 meters. After ascending the K2 Gerlinda Kaltenbrunner will become the first women in the world to ascend all 14 8-thousanders without oxygen.

Expedition to K2 reached the fourth camp
Maksut Zhumayev's photo
Four members of K2 expedition reached the third camp

Four participants of the international expedition to K2, also known as Chogori, have reached the third camp at the height of 7100 meters, in spite of the snow and strong wind.

Four members of K2 expedition reached the third camp
©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.

Expedition to K2 reached the second camp
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.

Expedition to K2 made it to intermediate camp
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.

International expedition started the final ascent to K2
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.

Participants of K2 expedition are now illegal imigrants
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.

Expedition to K2 divided into 2 groups because of bad weather
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.

Expedition to K2 will start the final ascent not earlier than August 16
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.

Austrian president supported international expedition to K2 over the phone
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.

Landslide and "alive" rocks did not hinder expedition to K2 from getting to the first camp
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.

International expedition to K2 has set the 4th camp
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.

К2 expedition stoped several hundred meters before the fourth camp
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.

International expedition to K2 might challenge the summit before August 9