11 December 2020, 17:40:
An international team of mountaineers under the general leadership of the President of the 7 Summits Club Alexander Abramov began preparing for expeditions on K2 in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2021-2022. During this time, teams train separately in their own mountains. The national team of Kyrgyzstan held training camps in their native mountains, in the Ala-Archi region in the period November-December. In 14 days in November and 11 days in December, the team members completed a total of 7 routes.
The national team of Kazakhstan trains now, on December 6-20, in the Tuyuk-su area (Tien-Shan).
The Russian national team leaves for the Caucasus on December 18. They set a goal to pass the traverse of Elbrus in winter from West to East. From the pass to the valley Hatutu Riccati 5-6 winter overnight stays in the Alpine zone.