Friday, April 12, 2013

Mountaineers onto Everest

 
20.03.2013, 17:48
Two Russian climbers intend to make a unique climb to the Everest. They plan to climb the highest peak in the world by taking the as yet untrodden route without oxygen or any means of communication. Nobody has ever been able to conquer the mountain from the south-west wall, and that too on “lightweight”mode.
Two Russian climbers intend to make a unique climb to the Everest. They plan to climb the highest peak in the world by taking the as yet untrodden route without oxygen or any means of communication. Nobody has ever been able to conquer the mountain from the south-west wall, and that too on “lightweight”mode.Alexey Bolotov from the Urals and Denis Urubko, a North Caucasus native are both very experienced climbers and have been climbing mountains since childhood. The Everest has been climbed using different routes, but this time, the climbers have decided to do what is even beyond the limits of extreme sports: just the two of them will take the trip; they will leave the radio at the base camp to reduce the weight of backpacks, they will not take any oxygen or flares too. The level of risk here is very high as Alex and Dennis may not return alive from the climb. Last year, while climbing the K-2, which is the second highest peak after the Chomolungma Mountain, belonging to the 8 km and beyond group of mountains, their friend had died, not from injury, but from pneumonia, that developed due to lack of oxygen. And though the group had doctors he could not be saved.
Source: Voice of Russia

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