October, 2004 Irina Vjalenkova:
I'll climb, I'll risk...
October, 2004 Cho Oyu Golden jubelee:
Irina Vjalenkova called from Kathmandu
October, 2004 Denis Urubko:
Birthday to Eugeny Vinogradsky!
of Sports since 1974. 7-times Champion of USSR,
"Snow Leopard", 4-times Champion of Russia.
Five Everest climbs. Kangchenjunga traverse. Everest
North Face in 2004.
Irina Vjalenkova (Byelorussia) summited Cho Oyu.
Marina Ershova, lady
climber from Saint Petersburg, Snow Leopard, who has summited
Cho Oyu in 2000 and Shisha
Pangma in 2002, the member of Jubelee
Everest expedition in 2003, are going to climb K2
next Spring via Abruzzi Spur. Only one Russian lady attempted
K2 before - Elena Kulishova in 1992.
Irina Vjalenkova, Byelorussian lady climber, who's a member
of International Cho Oyu expedition, hopes to summit without
sherpa's help, because her Sherpa suddenly turned back
to Kathmandu, and Irina stayed alone...
The team of Sverdlovsk region (Ural) has finished its
project Tengri-Tag: climbers have summited Khan Tengri,
Mramornaya Stena, 6350 m (Marble Wall), Karly-Tau (5450
m) and the first ascent of
the new route of Gorky peak (6010 m)
in July- August.
September, 2004 The
50th anniversary of the first summit of Cho Oyu (8201
m) was selebrated in Kathmandu last weekend. In 1954,
Austrian climber Herbert Tichy, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa
Lama did the climb. Four Singaporeans with four sherpas
summitted Cho Oyu September, 18. Irina Vjalenkova, the
Bielorussian lady climber, is going to summit Cho Oyu
as a member of International Expedition. Irina lost all
fingers after the frostbites got at Dhaulagiri.
Ivan Vallejo (Ecuador), Santiago Sagaste (Spain), Oriol
Rivas and Ramon Rosell (Andorra) summited Shisha
Pangma Oct.,10 via the British route, SW side.
The day before Chech climbers reached the top. It was
Ivan's 10 8000-er (he summited Makalu Spring 2004)
Six members and 4 high altitude Sherpas of "Indian
Army Kanchenjunga Expedition 2004 " team summited
Kangchenjunga (8586 m) yesterday at
October, 2004 Inaki
Ochoa summited Cho Oyu September, 28
- it's his third 8000-er this year, after Makalu and
K2. He began his summit bid from ABC (5650 m) at midnight,
and reached the top at 11-16 local time. The Spaniard
Karlos Pauner summited just after him, he started from
C2 (7100 m). Both climbed without supplementary oxygen.
Xabier Ormazabal , who finished his program with the
peak Communism climb this summer, became the first Spanish