Female team awarded by Russia Piolet d'or

FA of Parallel World, Great Trango Tower NW Wall

21 December 2011   The female team of Marina Kopteva, Anna Yasinskaya (both of Ukraine) and Galina Chibitok (Russia) was awarded on Dec. 3rd by 2011 Russia Piolet d'or.   The three women established this summer  a new  route on Great Trango Tower (6,286 meters) in the Baltoro region of the Karakorum.   Parallel World is the name of the new line, VI+ AC 2580m  The trio spent  38 days on the wall,  starting on July 22th, topping on August 25th and returning at Bc on Aug.29th. The route is parallel to the route of  Alexander Lavrinenko, Vladimir Mogila, Vitaly Yarechevsky and Alexey Zhilin established on  2003.   In August 2010, the same team succeeded in climbing the western wall of Amin Brakk (5850m) for the Czech  express route  (7b + 5.12c A3-A4 70 degrees) first ascended  from Filip Silhan , Marek Holecek and David Stastny in September 1999.   Marina Kopteva, leader of the expedition was born in 1981 and lives in Kiev. In 2005 she was CIS mountaineering  champion and in 2009 was awarded with the Steel Angel ,a special award for women climbers.   Anna Yasinskaya is  born in 1981  and lives in Kiev: also she was awarded the Steel Angel. The two Ukrainian form a well experienced team  and has already ascended together very difficult routes. Galina Chibitok lives in St. Petersburg and was twice champion of  Russia.   Source, more infos and an interview with Galina e Marina: Russian climb,    
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