Urubko Summited and is Back in Camp 1!

Finally, great news from Gasherbrum II: “Denis Urubko is back in Camp 1, he summited,” Matthew James‘ home team told ExplorersWeb. He did it “by a new route, alone, without O2,” confirms the Polish-Kazakh climber’s Facebook page. Further details to come.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Craig Quigley
Craig Quigley
2 years ago

Cheers for this update Angela.

Denis – what a legend!

Doctor E
Doctor E
2 years ago

Amazing! I’m not a professional climber and in no means an expert but I climbed the Big E this year. It was my first 8000m peak having climbed Kilimanjaro last year as a sampler. To read about professional climbers climbing solo blows my mind and I’m in complete awe! I struggled on the Big E and nearly collapsed a few times but I was determined to make it to the summit. I’m lucky to be alive, however, I’m looking forward to my next 8000m (guided ofcourse 😉 )

Andrew Forster
Andrew Forster
2 years ago
Reply to  Doctor E

Then you have no business on ANY 8,000m besides the Disneyland: Nepal joke of Everest unless you want to meet Denis personally when he has to rescue your inexperienced rich ass

Trish
Trish
2 years ago

Achievement Unlocked!!!
Big CONGRATS to Denis.
Thanks to Angela for the post. Harrowing waiting to hear news about this climb. Denis needed a bubble on his pic “Loading please wait”

AwesomeAndy
AwesomeAndy
2 years ago

Congrats to Denis. The new line looks really impressive – almost a straight line from bottom to top, judging from the photo. And a solo, no o2 climb at that. Definitely worth another piolet d’or.

Craig Quigley
Craig Quigley
2 years ago
Reply to  AwesomeAndy

When you consider his altruistic attitude to aiding 3 rescues before the climb – when he should’ve been resting in preparation. then there’s every chance. Without doubt this climb is the headline on this year’s 8000s….so far😉