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Update 9/23/2001: WWW.BABANOV.COM reports:


9/22/01 Hello everybody! 


Today 22.09.01 at 15.10 (Omsk time) Valery BABANOV summited Meru Central peak. Altitude by altimeter was 6310 meters. The weather is excellent. The way down is by the same route he climbed up to the summit. More details - after the descent of Valery to ABC. Zdanovich Igor 


Best regards, RISK   www.risk.ru


Update 6/14/2001: A six members Russian Team for Latok III is here to make final arrangement before they depart for Skardu. The team members are Alex Ruchkin, Serge Hajinow, Igor Barihin, Michael Davi, Alexander Klenow and Dr. Michael Bakin. One can have information about the team at www.risk.ru


Out of 10 big walls in the World which offer 1000 meters vertical climb, they have climbed 5 until now with all new routes, Peak 4810 in Pamir, Peak Ak-Su in Pamir, Troll Wall in Norway, Bhagirathi III in India and Trango Tower in Pakistan. The other five including Latok III are now in their agenda with new routes. The Russian Route!


Older Russian News and check risk www.risk.ru for the Russian News


Siberian Everest 2001 Expedition


So, they summited in a following order: 

May 22nd: Nikolai Kozhemiako, Alexander Foigt (without oxygen) and Yuri Uteshev reached the summit at 2p.m. Sergei Zuev gave up at 8500 meters 


May 23rd: Stanislav Krylov, Anna Akinina (woman) and Aman Eleushev reached the summit after noon. Alexei Nikiforov gave up at 8600 meters. After the climb Akinina descended to the 8300 meter camp. Krylov, Eleushev and Nikiforov had a cold night outdoors at 8500 meters. The next day Nikiforov died after an unsuccessful rescue.


May 26th: Dmitry Bochkov and Evgeny Popov summited Everest.


Today May 28th: I just found a small report from May 26th. Evgeny Vinogradsky called that the group of Ermachek-Yanochkin-Volodin 2 days wait for better weather in the upper camp. 


You can find the list of participants at
with indication what city they are from.


Source Arkadi www.risk.ru 


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