Urubko On His Way Up GII; Still No Word

8000ers Mountain
Photo: Agencja Gazeta

Denis Urubko set off into the night from Camp I yesterday. His partner María Cardell confirmed that Urubko will stick to his plan and attempt a new route to the summit of Gasherbrum II. “He is feeling strong and positive,” Cardell said.

He carried no cell phone or radio, preferring to follow his dream the old-fashioned way, according to his home team. So we might not hear from him till he is back at Camp 1.

Urubko intends to climb non-stop to the top and back, until he meets Don Bowie’s group. Conditions on the mountain are reportedly not ideal because of the avalanche risk, and Bowie’s team has not yet decided when to launch its own summit bid from Camp 1 up the normal route.

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Wish Mr Urubko good luck. Such brave man with big heart.


Thank you Angela/Explorersweb for keeping us posted on Denis. People all over the world are hoping for a safe summit for this man who has helped to rescue so many others. ~~~Stay strong Denis! Stay Safe!!

Ande Rychter

Denis is a strong climber, but I worry about him, because he is also a desperado.