The 3 km steep line presents one of the most difficult walls in the world.
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Kazakh shotguns bag Khan Tengri North Face direct
Posted: Aug 24, 2012 11:25 pm EDT
(Newsdesk) Kazakh climbers Vaso Pivtsov, Alex Sofrygin and Ildar Gabassov just successfully climbed a very difficult direct line on the North Face of Khan Tengri reports ExWeb contributor Andrey Verkhovod.
"The 3 km (ed note: almost 2 mile) steep line presents one of the most difficult walls in our region, and, probably, in the world of big walls overall," reports Andrey.
"The last successful climb of the wall was made in 2005, 7 years ago. All other attempts since then have failed."
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