Parbat (8126 m), Broad Peak (8046 m) and K2 (8611 m) Kazakhstan Expedition
29, 2003 Serguey Lavrov
from the way to BC:
rest of our team arrived May 28 to Islamabad joined us and all of us started to
Chilas after lunch. We are preparing our loads (25 kg each - it's a norm for a
porter). IT's warm but not hot, as in July 2001 - it's only Spring today. Bye.|
Lavrov is writing the letter.
coach Ervand Iljinsky (left) and the team leader Maxut Zhumayev
27, 2003 Ervand
Iljinsky, the coach of the expedition, chef coach of Army Sport Club (CSKA): interview
26, 2003 First time in the Kazakhstan
Mountaineering history, there will
be the the transmission of the expedition news - the live video will be on four
TV channels in Kazakhstan: through the satellite net "Inmarsat". The
live video will be provided by
"KazTransCom", "Zharyk" and "M`art
Production". TV time is guaranteed by "Khabar" agensy.
the expedition started. The first members of the team arrived to Islamabad. May
27 other members will join them. Waiting the first expedition video - on "Khabar",
"KASPIONET", "ÊÒC" è "NÒC".
Alexander Severnjuk ,
first news from Serguey Lavrov (from Islamabad):
22 the expedition of Kazakhstam Mountaineering Club "Karakoram- 2003"
under the patronage of CSCA - The Central Sport Army Club of Defence Ministry
of Kazahkstan Republic started. May 24 meeting with the president ATP company
Ashraf Aman and Auaz Afridi (who presented the Ministry of Tourism of Pakistan)
took place in Islamabad. Ashraf Aman - the first Pakistan climber, who summited
K2 and nubber 6 in the World. Then the team have bought high-altitude food, and
met Italian team led by Simone Moro and Ed Viesturs, who will join us in the ascent.
left to right: Serguey Lavrov, Ashraf Aman, Alexey Raspopov, Baglan Zhunusov,
Maxut Zhumayev. Ashraf Aman - the first Pakistan climber summited K2, and number
6 in the World.
Viesturs, Simone Moro and Baglan Zhunusov
at the Ministry of Tourism the leader of International Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak
and K-2 Expedition had the briefing. The group will be leaving for the mountains
tomorrow early in the morning, the Karakoram Highway to Chilas is open now and
the team will be in Chilas tomorrow evening. Some members of the the following
expeditions will climb Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak only while some will go to
K-2 as well.
Tours Pakistan) May 26