First Russian climbers arrive at K2 base camp

The first climbers from the 2011/12 winter expedition to K2 have arrived at K2 base camp at about 5000m. They flew there by a Mi-17 helicopter from Skardu. The members from the expedition that arrived were: Ilyas Tukhvatullin, Andrew Mariev, Alexei Bolotov, Vadim Popovich, and Vladimir Belous. Also there were 3 Pakistanis and some the the cargo for the expedition. The second flight will be on the 31st December from Skardu if the weather permits it.

Source: 2011/12 Russian K2 expedition

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