Among their many outstanding achievements, Denis Urubko (left) and Simone Moro (right) accomplished the first winter ascent of Makalu, at 27,825' (8,481 m) close to the altitude of Mount Everest. The men climbed the peak in brutal cold without any logistics or supplementary oxygen.
2011 Denis (in image) led the way in another world first winter ascent: of Gasherbrum 2 (26,362'/8,035 m) Image by Simone Moro courtesy Simone Moro, SOURCE
Urubko climbed various 8000ers in alpine style via new routes and K2 in a 2-men team (with Serguey Samoilov) via the North-West ridge.
This season Denis Urubko hopes to repeat Everest via a new route. The line was drawn by Denis on a photograph of Everest’s South-West Wall made by Simone Moro from approximate altitude of 8200 during his solo flight by helicopter along Nuptse ridge in Spring 2012. Urubko and his climbing partner Alexei Bolotov will be well visible from the Western Cwm area of traditional Everest Camp 2. Image by Simone Moro and Denis Urubko courtesy Denis Urubko and Alexei Bolotov
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(Newsdesk) An attack this Everest anniversary year by a large mob of commercial sherpa on a small group of independent climbers won't lay to rest. A final press release published by Jon Griffith mainly in response to the widely publicized report by commercial guide Garrett Madison (not in camp 2 at the time) corroborates previous reports by Simone Moro and Chad Kellogg published at ExplorersWeb.The report is as bad as the previous, "I remember thinking that that was 'it' and they were collecting us one by one to stone us,"...