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
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(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...
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