2 Kazakhs climb K2

Staff Report


2 Kazakhs climb K2ASTANA – Two Kazakhs were part of a team that climbed the world’s second highest mountain, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported August 25.

Maxut Zhumayev and Vassily Pivtsov reached the top of K2, a mountain shared by Pakistan and China, August 23, according to National Geographic.

Other team members to summit were Darius Zaleski of Poland and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner of Austria (residing in Germany).

The team left Xinjiang, China, June 17, and scaled K2’s North Pillar, according to National Geographic. K2 is considered the most difficult 8,000m-high peak to climb.