Russians Add Major Line to Cholatse

Posted on: April 9, 2010


News Flash: The following news flash is a preliminary report posted as a service to our readers. Alpinist has not confirmed the veracity of its contents but will post a story in detail when more information becomes available.—Ed.

A Russian team has made a significant addition to the north face of Cholatse (6440m) in Nepal's Khumbu region. On March 20, after a week on the wall, Sasha Gukov, Viktor Koval and Valery Shamalo finished off a new route, which sweeps up the 1400-meter face to connect with the French Route (VI 90 degrees) and the west ridge.

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The success came after a failed attempt earlier that month when Galina Chibitok and Sergey Kondrashkin returned home early after Chibitok fell ill halfway up the wall. The five Russians descended to base camp; later the trio retraced their line and pushed to the summit.

The grade and style of the ascent will be posted in a full NewsWire report when more information becomes available.

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Comments
cniraula

Congrat! It is very technical peak. height is not much but very hard. less climbers (supporting staffs) are interested to go to this peak.

- cn Kathmandu, Nepal. nepaltravelandtour.com welcomehimalaya.com nepal-expedition.com nepaltravelandtour.com/Trips/Nepal/Everest+Khumbu/Peak+Climbing/Chola+Tse+Peak+Climbing/54

2012-01-31 17:12:54
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