6 Conquering K2, The Second-Highest Mountain On Earth

Conquering K2, The Second-Highest Mountain On Earth

Posted on January 25, 2012 by


Chogori is one of the most dangerous mountain peaks to climb. It is known to mountaneers as peak K2. In August, 2011 mountain climbers Maksut Zhumaev and Vasily Pivtsov from Kazakhstan, after five unsuccessful attempts, managed to conquer the summit. The expedition lasted for over two months and included representatives form Germany, Poland, Austria and Argentine who had to face a lot of obstacles on their way to K2.

Below is what Maksut Zhumaev says about it.


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8 people were to take part in the expedition but one of the mountaneers from the USA didn't make it to Bishkek, Kirgizia because he had some problems with his visa.

It's June, 17th. They woke up in nomad's tents at 6 in the morning. They were excited and full of energy. Thier next purpose was to hide their sausages from Chinese customs officers.

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6 Responses to “Conquering K2, The Second-Highest Mountain On Earth”

  1. 山下智久 says:

    long live chairman mao!

  2. perristalsis says:

    In August, 2011 mountain climbers Maksut Zhumaev and Vasily Pivtsov from Kazakhstan, after five unsuccessful attempts, managed to conquer the summit….And now, the real story. After only 1 out of 6 attempts to conquer a stationary object was succesful, 2 guys finally realized just how stupid the attempts were, and left the area.

    • EngrishBob says:

      There’s nothing stupid about doing something one enjoys, or in challenging oneself. Don’t dismiss other’s achievements just because you couldn’t do them.

      • perristalsis says:

        As an achievement, I can’t do suicide either Bob, but I can dismiss it. You’re not aware of what it costs in material and risk of personnel to mount a rescue operation for egotistical climbers who think only of personal glory.

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