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Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Anatoli Boukreev ©film.ru
Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest

Legendary Kazakhstani climber Anatoli Boukreev is one of the characters in the Hollywood movie Everest about the tragedy happened in 1996 during the ascent of Everest.

Kazakhstani mountaineer in Hollywood film, Everest
Maksat Zhumayev. Photo from personal archives
Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest

Kazakhstani mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev has successfully started his solo climb of the North America’s highest mountain peak ‪Mount McKinley.

Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest
Photo © Maksat Zhumayev.
Kazakh mountain conquerer to try out Alaska

Famous mountain climber from Kazakhstan Maksut Zhumayev is setting off to climb North America’s highest mountain peak ‪Mount McKinley‬.

Kazakh mountain conquerer to try out Alaska
Maksut Zhumayev. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Maksut Zhumayev proposes to develop ice climbing in Kazakhstan

We should start promoting ice climbing in Kazakhstan: world famous mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev.

Maksut Zhumayev proposes to develop ice climbing in Kazakhstan
Indian woman is first female amputee to climb Everest
Indian woman is first female amputee to climb Everest

An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest.

Indian woman is first female amputee to climb Everest
Photo courtesy of mountain.kz
Rock Climbing: Kazakhstan climbers win nine medals in Kyrgyzstan

17 athletes represented Kazakhstan at the tournament as part of the Kazakhstan youth national rock climbing team.

Rock Climbing: Kazakhstan climbers win nine medals in Kyrgyzstan
Photo courtesy of mountain.kz
Nauryz-2013 Rock Climbing Festival held in Kazakhstan

Athletes competed in four categories: dry-tooling, jumaring, Dombay Roped Couples and obstacle course.

Nauryz-2013 Rock Climbing Festival held in Kazakhstan
5700m Orizaba volcano in Mexico near Puebla de saragoza.
Kazakhstan climber conquers tallest vocano of North America

The Kazakhstan climber has already conquered four volcanoes out of seven as part of his Seven Volcanoes of Seven Continents project.

Kazakhstan climber conquers tallest vocano of North America
Orizaba volcano crater. Photo courtesy mountain.kz
Kazakhstan guide to climb Mexican volcano

Andrey Gundarev and Russia’s Yury Sukhanov, two members of the expedition have already taken part in several successful expeditions.

Kazakhstan guide to climb Mexican volcano
Maksut Zhumayev is testing the route. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Shymbulak slackline park is pegging at Guinness World Records

This Rope Park is after a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most high-altitude mountain rope park in the world that was constructed on artificial props.

Shymbulak slackline park is pegging at Guinness World Records
Maksut Zhumayev. Personal archive photo
PHOTO: Zhumayev nearly fell off a precipice when climbing Austrian mountain

Famous Kazakhstan climber Maksut Zhumayev climbed the mountain and planted the flag, although a dangerous incident occurred during the ascent.

PHOTO: Zhumayev nearly fell off a precipice when climbing Austrian mountain
Kazakhstan mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev. Personal archive photo
Zhumayev to sign with Austrian Alpine Community

Famous Kazakhstan mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev has planted Kazakhstan flag on the top of Grossglockner, the highest mountain of Austria.

Zhumayev to sign with Austrian Alpine Community
Eric Callender, Canadian Ecosign company Mountain Resort Planner.
Austrian mountain lovers will advise on Kok-Zhailau construction

Austrian Alpine Community managers will visit Kazakhstan to help construct Kok-Zhailau ski resort.

Austrian mountain lovers will advise on Kok-Zhailau construction
Maksut Zhumayev. Personal archive photo
Kazakhstan mountain climber Zhumayev supports Kok-Zhailau skiing resort construction

Kazakhstan mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev supports construction of Kok-Zhailau skiing resort in Almaty.

Kazakhstan mountain climber Zhumayev supports Kok-Zhailau skiing resort construction
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
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