After a wait for their porters the Kazakhstan climbers will be finally be able to leave K2 base camp. The porters had been delayed by one day. On the 21st of August they will go down the Boltoro glacier and out towards Skardu.
It has been a tough month for the Kazakhstan climbers Maxut Zhumayev and Vassily Pivtsov. They arrived on the 25th of July and were acclimatizing while other teams were making failed attempts for the summit. They also did not attempt to go up in the limited weather window that Christian Stangl made the summit of K2. It was Maxut who called off the expedition while Vassily thought the summit was still attainable. This was Vassily’s 6th attempt on K2 and Maxut’s 5th.