The expedition of Kazakhstan climbers Maxut Zhumayev and Vassily Pivtsov is over. Maxut made the call and decided that they would not continue. He thought that the dangers, especially at around the bottleneck, was not worth the risk this year.
His climbing partner wanted to continue. Vassily thought that the summit was attainable this year. They had arrived late in the season on July 25. Maxut was at a loss on when to come to K2 and try climb it. He thought later in the season was the better chance this year.
Maxut said on his website that someday that they would come back and try climb it again.