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Main characteristics:

Western Face 2 (8611 m),
Base camp: 5000 m,
Advanced camp: 5500 m,

Rocky bastion: the crux from 6500 - 6600 m up to 8150-8200 ended with gendarmes.

Further a sharp ridge according the photos sent by Japanese climbers.

Average steepness of the bastion 63 degrees with vertical sites. Technical rock climbing.

Six high-altitude. Spending the night: in tents.

Expedition start: End of May 2007.

Aims:

* not using supplementary oxygen
* not help of high-altitude porters
* improve the credibility of Russian sport and gain prestige of Russia

Russia 's strongest climbers, most awarded for great achievements in mountaineering have been ed to take part in this challenge event.

Full information about expedition

News of exepedition

Membership of expedition:
Il'yas Tukhvatullin (Podolsk)
Gennady Kirievsky (Magnitogorsk)
Nikolay Totmyanin (Saint Petersburg)
Alexey Bolotov (Ekaterinburg)
Vitaly Gorelik (Novosibirsk)
Vitaly Ivanov (Novosibirsk)
Evgeny Vinogradsky (Ekaterinburg)
Gleb Sokolov (Novosibirsk)
Valery Shamalo (Saint Petersburg)
Sergey Penzov (Severodvinsk)
Victor Volodin (Moscow)
Vadim Popovich (Nizhni Tagil)
Andrey Mariev (Tolyatti)
Alexander Korobkov (Nizhni Tagil)
Pavel Shabalin (Kirov)
The leader

Russian National Alpinist Team New Expedition: K2 (8611m) West Face first climb.

In 2005 a small team reached the bottom of K2 West Face (Pakistan side), set a Base camp, made a reconnaissance and chose the route line for the following climb line. And in 2007 the Russian National Alpinist Team K2 (8611m) West Face Expedition starts.

Main characteristics:

Western Face 2 (8611 m),
Base camp: 5000 m,
Advanced camp: 5500 m,

Rocky bastion: the crux from 6500 - 6600 m up to 8150-8200 ended with gendarmes.

Further a sharp ridge according the photos sent by Japanese climbers.

Average steepness of the bastion 63 degrees with vertical sites. Technical rock climbing.

Six high-altitude. Spending the night: in tents.

Expedition start: End of May 2007.

Aims:

* not using supplementary oxygen
* not help of high-altitude porters
* improve the credibility of Russian sport and gain prestige of Russia

Russia 's strongest climbers, most awarded for great achievements in mountaineering have been ed to take part in this challenge event.

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