Russian climbers leave on 9th December to K2

The climbers from the Russian winter expedition in 2011/12 will leave on Friday 9thDecember for Islamabad, Pakistan. There will be 9 climbers in total who will be attempting to be the first climbers to climb K2 in winter.

They held a press conference in Moscow on the 5th December. They talked about the difficulties of the ascent of K2 in winter. This included the severe cold in winter; lack of oxygen; and the tactics.

Source: 2011/12 Russian K2 expedition

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