EXPEDITION TIME
STAY UPDATED | NEWS ALERTS | YOU REPORT | ADVERTISE
  REGISTER!
 
   
Iljas expedition is over.
Image by Vladimir Kuptsov courtesy RussianClimb.com, SOURCE

Annapurna search is over: Iljas is gone

Posted: Oct 09, 2012 11:03 pm EDT

SUBSCRIBER CONTENT PREVIEW
FOR FULL STORY: LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE NOW - UP TO 3 MONTHS FREE

(TinaSjogren) He belonged to the Russian Band of Brothers: the proud mountaineers who went for the toughest challenges, all for one, and one for all. In a decade when sleek moves on lower altitude began to replace new lines on 8000ers; the Russians doggedly went for Jannu North Face, Everest North Wall, K2 West Face and K2 this winter. It was unexpected - but not surprising - to find the Russians on Annapurna this fall, attempting another new line without much ado.Iljas Tukhvatullin led one of the teams, unknown Uzbek...

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING