Odintsov, Dozhdev, Dmitrienko and Lonchinskiy June 25th
28 June 2011
On June 25th the Russian team of Alexander Odintsov, Ivan Dozhdev, Eugeniy Dmitrienko and Alexey Lonchinskiy managed the ascent of a new route, the first of the west wall of Latok III 6,949 m – Karakorum – Pakistan.
The line is approximately the same of the unlucky 2000’s attempt (team composed by Odintsov, Ruchkin, Koshelenko and Efimov. Three of them had been more or less seriously injured, Efimov has been evacuated by helicopter.
On 2001 during a more tragic second attempt (Odintsov, Klenov, Ruchkin, Dvy, Khadzhinov, Borikhin), Igor Barikhin died under rockslide.
This year the expedition was a great success: the team arrived in Pakistan on June 10th . Odintsov, Dozhdev, Dmitrienko, Lonchinskiy made acclimatization with the ascent of Latok V, then all topped out Latok III on June 25th.
Soon more details.
Source and photos: Mountain.ru