Update 8/17/2007: Various climbers still at high camp
waiting on the weather break...
Update 8/15/2007: 15 August 2007 K2 NW ridge Kazakhstan
expedition. Yesterday the team set Camp 4 at 7800. Then reached 8050 m.
Chest-deep snow. Avalanche danger
26 June 2007 Kazakh K2 expedition (NW Ridge) start today
from Almaty. Members are: Maxut Zhumayev, Vassily Pivtsov, Serguey Brodsky,
Andrew Puchinin, Aggey Skopin, Malik Ismetov, Alexander Sofrygin, and Russian
Serguey Bogomolov. The coach - Ervand Iljinsky. The team'll go to Bishkek,
then to China by cars provided by their general sponsor - Astana Motors
company. The last climb of the NW ridge route was accomplished by Russian
(Togliatti) team in 1996. The NW ridge is
often called as the North ridge, but it's geographically incorrect
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