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Himalaism - Polish K2 winter expedition

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04 Feb 2018 15:24

While much appreciated I think Denis needs to quit taking those selfies and needs to pay more attention to the mountain. She is not called the "Savage Mountain" for no reason, after all.
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05 Mar 2018 18:10


Looks like K2 has prevailed in winter again.
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05 Mar 2018 20:18

Irondan wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43286857

Looks like K2 has prevailed in winter again.
I remember reading about Urubko trying to ascent on his own last month because there was some kind of a split in the group, at least they all gave up now without anyone dying. And I'd like to say there's always next year, but these expeditions are so expensive...

These are expert climbers though, so maybe they'll find the funding for next year, who knows?
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Re: Himalaism - Polish K2 winter expedition

09 Mar 2018 06:11

No summit at the end. Urubko was disappointed that Wielicki ordered him not to proceed from C2 to C3 and let him acclimatize, which was against their agreement. So he went down to the basecamp.
Later Urubko undertook unsuccesful attemp to summit on his own because he regards 28th February as end of winter (which in fact is end of so called meteorological winter, so there are whole organizations and whole lotta people recognizing this date as end of the winter at least some way - despite what BotSkyBot states).
After that "Denis Urubko, according to his convictions regarding the end of the winter season, decided to leave the Winter Expedition on K2.
This decision was accepted by the participants of the expedition, who did not see any further possibility of cooperation with Denis after his independent attempt to get the top." They weren't very happy with Urubko trying to summit on his own. I wonder what would they say if Urubko actually managed to summit :)
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