The 2011/12 Russian expedition to K2 will attempt a new route up K2 this winter. Their plans are to start climbing up the Cesen route up K2. They will climb up this route to about 7560m. From this point they will make a new way to the summit of K2. It is not clear yet whether they will at some point have to climb through the bottleneck at 8300m to reach the summit of K2. They are taking about 2000m of rope.
Russian expedition hoping for new route up K2