South West Face expedition on K2

There will be a South West expedition on K2 in 2011, with 2 climbers trying to go up a new route. The two climbers will be Frenchman Christian Trommsdorff and Russian Alexey Bolotov.

Bolotov climbed K2 in 2007 as part of a Russian team. They went up the West Face of K2. This expedition was seen as a great example of team work on what must have been an extremely demanding climb.

Trommsdorff has done many first ascents up 6000m and 7000m mountains.

Fabrizio Zangrilli expects that their base camp will be closer to the Broad Peak Base camp than the normal Abruzzi Ridge one for K2.

Source: 2007 Russian SW Face expedition to K2

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