Max Zhumayev and Vassily Pivtsov have got the funding finally they needed to make another expedition to K2. Until recently it was looking like they might not make it this year.
Both of these climbers are veterans on K2. Vassily Pivtsov has attempted K2 6 times. Max Zhumayev has attempted K2 5 times. Last year they tried to make the summit of K2. But bad weather and deep snow made it too difficult to make it the summit. Both of these climbers are from Kazakhstan.