Image of Serguey and Denis courtesy of RussianClimb.com.
Boris, like most ex-Soviets, climbs hard, parties hard, and works hard. Image from Cho Oyu high camp by RussianClimb, edited by ExlorersWeb.
Nives and Romano are the few climbers now left on the high peaks in Himalaya. Image from Makalu BC courtesy of the expedition.
This season none of the hundreds of climbers attempting Shisha were even able to establish a camp 3, some spending nearly two months. Image of a lent cloud over Shisha, courtesy of Andrew Lock.
On May 26th in 2003, Alexander Ruchkin and Dmitry Pavlenko summited the nearly unclimbable North Face of Jannu. A day later teammates Nick Totmyanin, Sergey Borisov and Gena Kirievsky followed. "I am not going to repeat the Odintsov Direct route because it has already been done. We will only be two, and climb a new line in pure alpine style. We'll decide the exact line in Jannu's Base Camp," Babanov said - and now the line is set: The west ridge shown right in image (click to enlarge).
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