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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.

Alpinists of K2 expedition spent a night at 7100 m
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.

K2 expedition covered a record distance in one day
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.

Alpinists of K2 expedition fell through a crack
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.

International expeditions to K2 delayed by one more day
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.

Our chief goal is to stay alive: K2 expedition
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.

Expedition to K2 will not continue the ascent before August 1
©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.

Participants of K2 expedition are having "a 100% rest"
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.

Expedition to K2 made fireworks
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.

Participants of expedition to K2 concerned about landslide
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
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