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The current Annapurna attempts were led by Gleb Sokolov (bottom left) and Iljas Tukhvatullin (right second from top). Poster of K2 west face summiteers compiled by ExplorersWeb.

Breaking - Annapurna avalanche: K2 west face legend caught

Posted: Oct 08, 2012 04:32 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Lena Laletina reported to ExplorersWeb that two teams - an Uzbek expedition led by Iljas Tukhvatullin and a Russian group led by Gleb Sokolov have been attempting the North Face of Annapurna.The Uzbeks went the normal route, while the Russians hoped to climb a new line near it. Today news arrived that an avalanche hit Iljas Tukhvatullin's group yesterday between C1 and C2. The huge snowmass hit at 3 pm. Iljas and Ivan Lobanov were both burried, only one climber was not caught. After trying to find his mates the...

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