Lucian Rosu. Ilias Gabriel, Andrei Cumpanasoiu and Catalin Albu preparing for their Snow Leopard project.
courtesy Oversummits, SOURCE
Heads up: Romanians for Khan Tengri Peak and other ex-Soviet Union peaks

Posted: Mar 28, 2013 07:22 am EDT
(Newsdesk) A group of four Romanian climbers, the Oversummits team, is developing an alpine project called, The Snow Leopard, named as such "because we want to have one of our team members to be the first Romanian to have climbed all five peaks from the ex-Soviet Union territory," they said to ExplorersWeb. Their project will take place over 3-4 years.

In 2013 their first attempt will be on Khan Tengri Peak (7010m) located on the China - Kyrgyzstan -Kazakhstan border from July 15th to August 15th.

Team members

- Lucian Rosu - team leader (already climbed 3 peaks over 7000 m in Pamir, last year in one push)

- Ilias Gabriel - (failed attempt on Lenin Peak in 2012, turned back from 6100 m)

- Andrei Cumpanasoiu - (failed attempt on Lenin Peak 2012, turned back from 6100 m)

- Catalin Albu

Route

North Classic Route
Base Camp: North Inylcheck Glacier

"We will be climbing in alpine style, with own supplies of food and gear, starting from BC North Inylcheck Glacier. No supplementary oxygen needed."

They added, "This project also aims to aid JRS Romania, an association for refugees, to create awareness over the cause of human degradation in the state of a refugee."

Oversummits training 3 - Seaca Caraimanului from Oversummits on Vimeo.



Team Link:

Oversummits on Facebook

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