Jubelee Expedition "Everest 2003" (Tibet) devoted to the
300 anniversary of Saint Petersburg - members resumes
Ukraine Dhaulagiri Expedition (October 2002)
Togliatti Cho Oyu Expedition (May 2002) - the report
Second International Festival “Khan-Tengri 2003”
Vyborg : Climbing Competition
Shisha Pangma 2002 Expedition: photo gallery
Humar summited Shisha Pangma (Main and Central) together with
the Kazakhstan team (see below)
Winter International K2 Expedition
the Clouds", by Anatoli Boukreev and Linda Wylie
(editor), wins the Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature,
sponsored by The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.(BANFF
book festival, Canada). The book is a compilation of Boukreev’s
mountaineering diaries from 1989 to his death on Annapurna in
1997. Above the Clouds is published by Saint Martin’s Press
Denis Urubko: It was really strong climb... - about this
Autumn Shisha Pangma climb.
3 November, 2002 Nuptse East:
Babanov reported the expedition is over
about the First International Festival ''Khan Tengri 2000''
November, 2002 Climbing competition, organized by Saint Petersburg
Ice Climbing Committee, took place in Monrepo Park near Vyborg on
the 17th of November. Winners among men: K. Kogukhov (1), A. Prjamitsky
(2), A. Tchernikov (3) Winners among women: O. Adamskaya (1), N.
Tchernikova (2), N. Verbitskaya (3)
November, 2002 WINTER INTERNATIONAL K2 EXPEDITION
Urubko wrote: This winter we are leaving for K2. Polish expeditions
led by Krzysztof Wielicki made several attempts from the South in
the end of 90-ies but failed due to very deep snow. However, in
2000 their reconnaisance showed that snow conditions are better
from the North. This winter they intended to made a strong team
and invited several climbers from ex-USSR. However, it appears that
only Gia Tortladze from Georgia, Ilyas Tukhvattulin from Uzbekistan,
Vassili Pivtsov and me can participate in the expedition.
plan to start from Bishkek on December 17 by trucks to the Chinese
border and then through Kashgar to the Base Camp at the mountain.
After our recent ascent on Shishapangma in the beginning of winter
monsoon I can clearly imagine that we will face considerable difficulties.
But this makes the climb more challenging and attractive. I hope
that my acclimatization after previous eight-thousander will not
dissappear completely in two month and will help in the beginning
of the climb.
6 October, Almaty
by Andrei Shiryaev
is sponsored by MANARAGA, SALICE, LA SPORTIVA
- April, 2002 news