(MountEverest.net) Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov did it again - today at 6:30 pm (local time) the Kazakhs summited Manaslu - only this time they did it via a new route. They have descended and set camp on a plateau, at 7600 m.
Denis reported the good news in a short SMS to RussianClimb.com. The Kazakhs summited Manaslu already on April 25, from its normal route. On Thursday last week they set off again to attempt a new line, whose location has not yet been revealed. Details are expected soon.
July 25th, 2005, Kazakhs Denis Urubko and Serguey Samoilov completed a new route on a previously unclimbed face (SW) on Broad Peak. They did the climb on sight, in alpine style and in very bad conditions: they were the only climbers to reach the summit of BP that year. For that climb, Denis and Serguey were awarded among the best expeditions of 2005 by ExplorersWeb.
Manaslu is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first ascent. Climbing fees have been reduced by 50% for the occasion.
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