Given the credentials of the then Russian expedition, many still hold the view that if the Russian Giants could not tame the mighty k-2 no one on earth can.
41-year-old Urubko, often considered as a Russian Climber actually hails from Kazakhstan and is already weighing his options to move to Poland on permanent basis. A proud summiteer of all the 14 Eight Thousanders in alpine style, Urubko comes with a plethora of accolades which he has acquired during the course of his climbing career.
“It was my desire and my idea for K-2 in winter”, Urubko said while talking to the press. “I shared that with Alex and Adam, they felt the vibe and put the same energy as I did…. Now, this is a big duty for each of us. I am the leader of the expedition indeed”.