The Russian National Climbing Team is ready for their K2 winter ascent. The Russian alpinists are striving to become the world’s first men to complete a winter ascent of K2, the planet’s most challenging and northernmost peak ...
The Russian National Climbing Team is ready for their K2 winter ascent. The Russian alpinists are striving to become the world’s first men to complete a winter ascent of K2, the planet’s most challenging and northernmost peak beyond 8,000 metres.
The Russian National Team of climbers will accomplish their endeavour between December 2011 and March 2012 in Pakistan. The alpinists are scheduled to fly out of Moscow to Islamabad on 9th December 2011.
Their kick-off press conference is to take place at 12, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 2nd Floor, Entrance 4, on 5th December 2011.
The ultimate success the climbers are seeking to achieve is of importance not only to them. The Russian National Team’s ascent is essential to the profile of Russian sports and the country at large. The Russian climbers are looking to hoist on top of K2 this winter the national colours of Russia and the official colours of Sochi-2014 Winter Olympics.
Alexey Bolotov Yekaterinburg
Vladimir Belous, Irkutsk
Eugene Vinogradsky Yekaterinburg
Nicholas Totmyanin St. Petersburg
Valery Shamalo St. Petersburg
Vitaly Gorelik Novosibirsk
Ilyas Tukhvatullin Podolsk
Andrew Mariev Togliatti
Vadim Popovich Nizhny Tagil
Viktor Kozlov, Moscow leader of the expedition
Nikolay Cherny Moscow head coach of the expedition
Victor Pleskachevsky St. Petersburg Organizing Committee Chairman of the expedition
Sergei Bychkovsky Ekaterinburg expedition doctor
Igor Borisenko Moscow expedition cameraman
Vladimir Moscow Merchants Expedition Photographer
Yuri Dimchuk Moscow correspondent of TV
Sergei Gaidukov Moscow Expedition Photographer