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  Valery Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko awarded by Piolet D'Or- 2003 for their climb to Nuptse East


 Valery Babanov and Yuri Koshelenko awarded by Piolet D'Or- 2003 for their climb to Nuptse East. 43 year old Russian climber Valeri Babanov along with his partner, Yuri Koshelenko, after 3 consecutive attempts in two years have made the first successful ascent Nuptse East via the formidable SE Pillar route.  The 7804m Nuptse East peak which is one of the 4 subsidiary summits of the Nuptse main (7855m) on the Nuptse massif has turned back several attempts by renowned Himalayan climbers in past 18 years.  The first attempt on this route was by Americans Jeff Lowe and Mark Twight in 1986. Climbing in 'alpine style' they were able to reach 6600m on the mountain. Jeff Lowe recorded the approximate route difficulty to be at 5.10 / A4. See here for more.

Their Reports: The South Face of Nuptse Autumn 2003

 
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