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 Kangchenjunga 2002 Kazakhstan Expedition

Denis Urubko, a man moving up the ladder with his eye set on the Quest for the 14 without oxygen plans Kazakhstan Kangchenjunga Spring 2001 expedition. Our team plan to go in Nepal for attempt to Kangchenjunga from the South-West face. It means, that we will climb from the Yalung glacier.

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Update 4/3/2002: Hello, EverestNews.com!

Now our team is already in Katmandu - during the preparation of the last things for our Kangchenjunga expedition. We plan to reach the summit in the middle of May by classical SW-face route. The Leader of expedition is Mr. Ilinskiy, also it include 7 other members. The weather in Tibetan plateau is still bad with snow falling - Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa was in Lhasa and returned back yesterday. When he flew above the Himalayas he saw lots of snow. Tomorrow afternoon we provide a briefing in the ministry of tourism of the Nepal kingdom. Then we will start around evening to Taplejung by bus. From there our caravan will carry around 800 kg of expedition supplies until Base Camp (5600).

Good Luck! Denis Urubko 

Update 4/17/2002: Team List

Name List

Mr. Yervand Ilinskiy, Coach

Mr. Maxut Zhumayev, climber

Mr. Denis Urubko, Leader

Mr. Damir Molgatchev, climber

Mr. Vassiliy Pivstov, climber

Mr. Sergey Lavrov, climber

Mr. Sergey Brodskiy, climber

Mr. Alexey Raspopov, climber

Update 5/27/02: Namaste, EverestNews.com! 

I am in Katmandu. I am still situated here until the 29th of May. Now I have the very big pleasure to send you my best wishes. Our team had normal success in the Kangchenjunga summit. Everyone of our members reached the top in the classical style via the classical route from the Yalung glacier. We climbed in two groups: on 5/13 and on 5/14. The first of the members who achieved the summit was Denis Urubko, Pivtsov Vassiliy, Serguey Brodskiy and Maxut Zhumayev. We made our chance at 15.10 o'clock. In the second group, our members were Alexey Raspopov, Serguey Lavrov and Damir Molgatchev. It happened at 11.30 o'clock. It was a 100 percent success. Together with us were 2 Korean climbers + 1 Sherpa, and 2 Czech expedition members. Denis Urubko

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