But, apparently there is still something in Valery,
something most important for success in such expeditions. Really.
There were more 15 attempts to conquer this peak. And now, together with Valery: two Americans, four Japanese and six
Spanish climbers HAVE RETREATED in the face of difficulties of conquering the "Shark fin" And only ONE Russian from
Siberia - did it!!! Now you can't say that was just a piece of luck. It is time to acknowledge that new star have
appeared on the World's mountaineering sky. Very bright! In the spring of last year Valery was the first who has passed
northern wall of spike Kangtega (6799m). For twenty years of mountaineering he has committed more than 200 climbing's.
Over sixty from them were 5-th and 6-th category of difficulty. For today he is one of the strongest climbers of Russia
and the World.
" I have named my route: " Shambala "... I am very
happy that I climbed on top of the Meru Central. Gods have heard my prays, and water of Gang have carried away on
current my ships into the distance... "
The general Russian sponsor of the project - Sportmaster Company
- BASK - equipment and communication tools
- Beal - rope
- Petzel - "hard" equipment
- Simond - iron
- Mac Center - the information sponsor, the computer