Russians persevere up Cesen route

Russian climbers have been making progress up the Cesen route on K2. Iljas Tukhvatullin, Andrew Mariev and Vadim Popovich have been climbing since 25th January.  The duo Alex Bolotov and Eugeny Vinogradsky have been doing similar since January 26.

A group of Russian climbers including Nickolay Totmjanin Valery Shamalo and Vitaly Gorelik started climbing on the 28th January from base camp. They reached camp 2 the next day. They were expected to push ahead above 7000m and make a place for camp 3.

Later in the week is expected to be worsening conditions with the weather.

Source: 2011/12 Russian K2 expedition

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