New route on Khan Tengri

By Gleb Sokolev and Alexander Kirikov

12 August 2010     Gleb Sokolev and Alexander Kirikov opened a new route on Khan Tengri 7010m, one of the most famous mountains of the Tjan Shan, on the border of Kazakstan and Kirgistan.   Sokolov, 55, was nominated for the Piolet d'Or 2009 for the new route opened on Pik Pobeda with Vitaliy Gorelik. For now do not know further details about the climb. . The peak was reached on 8 August after five days of climbing and a forced rest due to bad weather. Source and photos: - Anna Piunova
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