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  RUSSIAN K2 WINTER EXPEDITION, 2011-2012: Progress Hard


Progress hard: The Tents were swept aways at camp 1. Bolov group returned to Base camp. They plan to repair the tents and then head up again...

Earlier:

Considered to be the toughest team in the mountaineering world, the Russian K2 Winter Expedition led by Mr. Viktor Kozlov, a Veteran mountaineer and explorer, the team consists of experience 16 mountaineers with a long list of high achievements collectively as well as individually each climbers having 2 or 3 8000m to his name. The team together always attempts the hardest, never climbed or straight climbs on world's highest peaks. Their 1st attempt was Lhotse where they climbed direct route, second was Mountain Everest, World tallest, again direct and new route successfully and back in 2004 their target was K2's West Wall, a straight direct walk where they successfully reached the summit on a new route.

Now coming back to the savage mountain, the team under leadership of Mr. Viktar Kozlov wishes to make yet another record of climbing world's toughest mountain in harsh winter. They plan to climb Cesen Route up-to 7560m not plan to climb shoulder from there yet make a new route from this point to the top at 8611m. They have calculated few good weather window around January end and first week of February with the help of their weather forecast partner in Austria when they are plan to make summit bid.

Team arrive in Islamabad on 10 December, 2011 and today they have briefing session plus press conference at Alpine Club of Pakistan with Secretary ACP Mr. Abu Zafar. The team is leaving Islamabad for Skardu where they are plan to spend some days around Sadpara Mountains for acclimatization and also plan to take five or six trip of helicopters flights to transfer all their man and material to the base camp where they are supported by 4 high altitude porters to help and complete the base camp. They are plan to climb without O2 and also plan to fix approximately 2 km rope

The team consist of climbers mentioned below. The expedition is outfitted by Adventure Tours Pakistan.

Team members:
Viktor Kozlov team leader
Alexey Bolotov
Vladimir Belous
Nikolai Totmianin
Valery Shamalo
Vitaliy Gorelik
Ilias Tukhvatullin
Andrey Mariev
Vadim Popovich
Evgeny Vinogradskiy having 4 8000m to his name
Nikolay Chernyy the oldest man in the team 73 years and the main coach and summitter of Everest in 1982

Sergey Bychkovskiy
Igor Borisenko
Vladimir Kuptsov
Sergey Gaydukov
Yury Dimchuk

This year a large number of climbers climbing Gasherbrum I and II, Nanga Parbat and K2 in winter, which is consider a happy sign by adventure lovers from all over the world.


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Asghar Ali Porik
Owner
M/s JASMINE TOURS
House No. 15, Street No. 15, Garden Town,
Khanna Dak, Islamabad, PAKISTAN.
Tel/Fax: 0092-51-2615368
Cell: 0092-333-5109753
www.jasminetours.com
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