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Peak Pobeda: three climbers die in a seven-day long storm

Posted: Sep 03, 2010 03:27 pm EDT

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(ExWeb/Madrid) Nearly 15 people got stuck for seven days in a fierce storm between 7,000 and 6,400 meters on Tien Shans Peak Pobeda last week, as they were on their way back from the 7,439-meter summit. Russian climbers Yuri Efremov, Andrey Baynazarov and Kirill Mokhov died before reaching the airlift rescue point at 5,500 meters on Dikiy Pass.The stranded group of climbers topped-out Pobeda at 2PM on August 23, RussianClimb reports. The summit team included three Poles Aleksandra Dzik, Krzysztof Starek and Jakub Hornowsk,...

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