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Andrzej Bargiel: Snow Leopard in one season.

Andrzej Bargiel

He set the world record in Elbrus speed climb from Azau to the West top (the record had been set in 2010 on International Elbrus race competitions, and is actual now). Now Polish athlete Andrzej Bargiel completed Snow Leopaed program in 30 days, including ski descent from all 5 peaks.
(And we wish the same the same stubborn determination to the highest achievements for the participants of XI International Elbrus Race! The registration is here) Try to be faster than this guy!

Andrzej Bargiel

Marcin Kin Photography

Andzej Bargiel

Marcin Kin Photography

Andrzej Bargiel

Marcin Kin Photography


The Snow Leopard program includes 5 7000-ers climbs, the all five 7000-m peaks of the former USSSR: Lenin peak , Korzhenevskaya peak, Communism peak, Khan Tengri) and Pobeda peak

In 1991 this program had been completed in one season by the three Kazakhstan climbers - Vladimir Suviga, Serguey Gritsuk and Malik Ismetov. It took them 36 days for the all 5 climbs, without previously fixed ropes, support team, comfortable Base camps, and with old gear... Their dates:


25.07.91 Lenin peak, normal route
13.08.91 Communism peak, SW ridge, 5B Russian grade
18.08.91 Korzhenevskaya peak, SW ridge, 5B Russian grade
27.08.91 Pobeda peak, Pobeda West, N ridge, Dikyi pass, 5B Russian grade
29.08.91 Khan Tengri, SW Face, 5
(1991 climbs info: Vladimir Shataev)

In 1999 the same program had been competed by Denis Urubko and Andrew Molotov, in 42 days.

This season Andrzej climbed:

16.07.2016 Lenin peak, with ski descent

25.07.2016 Korzhenevskaya peak (in 8 hrs 40 min), and ski descent. Round trip BC - top-BC 13 hrs!
The year ago Andrzej descended from Broad peak by ski the same date - 25.07.

02.08.2016 Communism peak, with ski descent

10.08.2016 Khan Tengri. Just next morning after the arriving to the BC Andrzej began the climb. He reached the top at 11-42 local time. The result: BC - top- BC 13 hours! with partially ski descent

14.08.2016 Pobeda peak! He reached the top on 12-35 local time. with ski descent

Great job! Congratulations, Andrzej!

Andrzej Bargiel

After the descent from Communism peak. Marcin Kin Photography

Andrzej Bargiel

Andrzej Bargiel

In the BC after the descent from Pobeda peak. Photo: Dmitry Grekov

Andrzej Bargiel

Before the Pobeda climb. Consultation with Grekov

 

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