The highest peak of Karakoram, the second highest mountain in the World, the majestic K2 is one of the most desirable climbing goal for climbers. The difficulty and high risks of routes, the unpredictability of the weather, the history full of tragic pages – all this excites, but also attracts. And to be the first to reach the summit in winter means to enter the history of mountaineering. Isn't this a worthy goal? The 7 Summits Club and RD Studio initiated a large PROJECT WINTER K2 2021/2022 that will unite the efforts of mountaineers from four countries at once.
The main goal of the project is to solve the "last problem" of high – altitude mountaineering, the first ever winter ascent of K2. It should take place in the next winter season - 2021/2022.
We invite climbers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine to join our team.
Project leader: President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov.
Head coach: Pavel Shabalin.
Deputy leader - Vladimir Suviga (Kazakhstan).
In the winter of 2020/2021, we plan a joint winter training camp on Elbrus in order to meet and select the main team.
In the summer of 2021, we plan training ascents on K2 along two routes as part of a large expedition of 32 climbers from 4 countries. The climbs will take place, among other things, in order to choose the most suitable route for winter.
In the winter of 2021/2022, an attempt to climb K2 will be made, in which 16 main and 8 reserve members will take part.
The project site https://projectwinterk2.com/