expedition to Gasherbrum1(Hidden peak) and Gasherbrum2
July - August,
team of climbers from Central Army Sport Club of the Kazakhstan Repuplic, headed
by Ervand Ilyinsky, summited 8000-peaks in Karakorum: Hidden peak (8035) and
Gasherbrum2 (8068) by the whole team (7 persons)
leader of the team 28 year old
Denis Urubko settled the record of the speed climb
to Gasherbrum2 - 7 hours 30 minutes from Camp1 (5800) to the summit (8068).
He summited three 8000-peaks in 2001: Lhotse, Hidden, Gasherbrum2.
Team List: On the picture from left to right:
Denis Urubko (the leader),
Bogomolov (Russia) have summited both peaks with the team
Ilyinsky's project is to summit all eight-thousand meter high peaks by the National
team . Kazakhtan's team have already summited four 8000-peaks till the summer
Mt Everest (8848),
The Kazakhs expedition have arrived in Islamabad, and met their Russian friends
( Boris Sedusov, Sergey Bogomolov) and the Georgian Gyia Tortladse, who were going
to summit together with the team.
The Kazakh's team and Sergey Bogomolov summited Hidden peak.
The Kazakh's team (7 persons) and Sergey Bogomolov summited Gasherbrum2.
climbs were made at the very bad weather conditions( hard snowfall during almost
a month, storm winds), when many of the other expeditions were obliged to refuse
from their plans.
At the Hidden's
summit Sergey Lavrov. (Gasherbrum2 and K2 at the background)
and Vasiliy Pivtsov at the Hidden's summit with the Kazakhstan Republic's flag
The way through the icefall from BC to Camp1
Denis Urubko at the top of the Hidden peak
K2 from the Hidden
Central Army Sport Club (headed by General-major
Novikov), Kazakhstan Mountaneering Club, Kazakhstan Mountaneering Federation
Belgian Expedition "Odissee pour un 8000" to Gasherbrum1 and Gasherbrum2 helped
us with the information. Thanks to Bart Overlaet and other belgian climbers and
web-designers of the site users.swing.be/gasherbrum
Karel Overlaet and Jean Tafforeau