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
May 24, 3 climbers: Gleb Sokolov, Yuri Koshelenko, Nikolai
May 27, 2 climbers: Viktor Volodin, Vladimir Yanochkin.
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!
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.