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Lhotse Middle ( 8414 m).

foto Gleb SokolovRussian 8-thousand in Himalaya!!!

May 23, 4 climbers (Evgeny Vinogradski, Sergei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov) made first ascent of Lhotse Middle (8414 m, Himalaya, Nepal). Now there is the summit over the 8000m in Himalaya where the Russian were the first to step!

May 24, 3 climbers: Gleb Sokolov, Yuri Koshelenko, Nikolai Jiline.

May 27, 2 climbers: Viktor Volodin, Vladimir Yanochkin.

Expedition news...

High-mountaineers from Soviet Union didn't have any possibility to explore Himalaya up to 1982 year. By that time the first ascents of main Himalayan peaks have been made. In 1982 our alpinists made incredibly difficult route of Everest. In 1989 the second Russian expedition in Himalaya solved once more very difficult problem - full travers of all of four 8-thousands' peaks of Kanchenunga.

Up to nowadays the problem of ascent of Lhotse Middle was unsolved - hanging walls on the South and on the North, very long and cut crests on the West and on the East. There were four attempts of Lhotse Middle since 1997 and in the spring of 2001 Russian expedition (including 5 climbers from Yekaterinburg) made ascent of this last 8thousand!

fotoes...

base camp...The members :
Cherny Nikolai, Gleb Sokolov, Viktor Volodin, Vasili Elagin, Vladimir Yanochkin, Petr Kuznetsov, Yuri Koshelenko and ...

5 climbers from Yekaterinburg:
Evgueni Vinogradski, Serguei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov, Nikolai Jiline, Yuri Ermachek.

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