ISLAMABAD, December 13: A sixteen member team of Russian mountaineers, led by Viktor Kozlov, a Veteran climber and explorer, will attempt to scale Choghori (K2) in the harsh winter. The team reached Islamabad on the 10th of December.
This Russian team is known for attempting and, almost always attaining, some of the toughest mountaineering tasks. The team comprises of highly experienced mountaineers with a long list of high achievements collectively as well as individually, each climber having two or three 8000m ascents to his name
Their first attempt was at Lhotse where they climbed direct route, the second was at Mountain Everest, again direct and new route
successfully, and back in 2004 their target was K2’s West Wall, a straight direct walk where they successfully reached the summit on a new route.