Ukraine / Nepalese Expedition – K2 Updates

A Ukranian trio are working with their Nepalese friends attempt K2 this summer.

Irina Galay, Dmitry Semerenko and Nazariy Kryvosheyev will link up with three Nepalese Sherpas including Mingma Dorchi Sherpa to attack the Savage Mountain.

We will follow their journey here…

27th July


18th July


“We have already held one acclimatization exit, one night at 6100 and two at 6700, we were unlucky with the weather and K2 showed how she can rage. After the descent, I can definitely say that it will be the hardest mountain test in my life. But physically and morally I’m ready, I think all the mountains that were before, it was just a workout!”

14th July

“At the Broad Peak Base Camp (8047m) I met an incredibly strong, brave and beautiful Ukrainian woman 🙂 Yulia Zi. She is here to climb her first big mountain and she chose one of the most difficult ones! But we will ignite the yellow and blue energy on the tops of Karakorum! And we from the slopes of Jolie (K2) 🙂 will make sure that Brad Pitt (Broad Peak) :))) hugged you tenderly, kissed and let go)!”

11th July

“We covered 80 km of trekking in 4 days! Incredible mountains around, Pakistan impresses with its beauty and seriousness! The mountains here are not for children, this is the next step after Nepal.”

10th July

“We at Base Camp K2! Feeling great! Getting ready to climb!”

4th July

“We have arrived in Skarda! Due to the bad weather, Pakistan airlines canceled all flights and we decided to go by car! Hard, 16 hours (800 km), through a pass, a long and dangerous road, but we are there. We have everything according to plan, the team is assembled Three Ukrainians and 3 Nepalese Mingma plus two of whom are already at the Base Camp today.

“The guys are very cool and strong, they follow their own records. Adviser to our team will be Nikitoz Balabanov we trust him like no one. We will arrive at Base Camp on time and even in advance, just everything will be ready and organized before our arrival.”

3rd July

“We flew to Islamabad, many said that it was impossible this year but God loves us.”



Irina Galay Instagram

Dmitry Semerenko Instagram

Nazariy Kryvosheyev Instagram

Mingma Dorchi Sherpa

Summit Karakoram

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