1. A 7 members International (Kazakhstan-Russian-Kyrgyzstan) team, led by Vassiliy Pivtsov, aiming to summit K2 this winter via Abruzzi route, have already arrived in Pakistan and left for K2 Base Camp. The team consists of 3 Kazakhstani members (Vassiliy Pivtsov - Leader, Dmitry Muraviov, Tursunali Aubakirov), 3 Russian members (Artem Brown - Project Organizer, Roman Abildaev, Konstantin Shepelin), and 1 member from Kyrgyzstan (Mikhail Danichkin).
2. A 4 members Spanish-Galician team, led by Alex Txikon, aiming to summit K2 this winter, arrived Skardu yesterday and left Skardu today morning for Base Camp. The team consists of 1 Galician member (Felix Criado), 2 Polish members (Marek Klonowski, Paweł Dunaj) and 1 Spanish member (Alex Txikon - Leader).
A 4 members team, led by Daniele Nardi, aiming to summit Nanga Parbat this winter via a new route on Mummery's Spur, arrived at Camp-2 (5200m). The team consists of 1 British member (Thomas Ballard), 2 Pakistani members (Rehmatullah Baig, Karim Hayat) and 1 Italian member (Daniele Nardi - Leader). Daniele and Rehmatullah are now at Camp-2 and will try to reach Camp-3 tomorrow. Thomas and Karim returned to Base Camp.
Italian alpinist Simone Moro with Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, aiming to summit Manaslu this winter via normal route without supplemental oxygen in alpine style; also summited Mera Peak for acclimatization on 5th January, 2019.