peak in Himalaya!!!
Photo: Gleb Sokolov
May 23, 2001,
4 climbers (Evgueni Vinogradsky, Serguei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov
and Petr Kuznetsov)
made first ascent of Lhotse Middle (8414 m, Himalaya, Nepal).
Now there is the summit over the 8000m in Himalaya where the Russian
were the first to step!
May 24, 3 climbers: Gleb Sokolov, Yuri Koshelenko, Nikolai Jiline.
May 27, 2 climbers: Viktor Volodin, Vladimir Yanochkin.
from Soviet Union didn't have any possibility to explore Himalaya
up to 1982 year.
By that time the first ascents of main Himalayan peaks have been
In 1982 our alpinists made incredibly difficult route of Mt.Everest.
In 1989 the second Russian expedition in Himalaya solved once more
very difficult problem -
full travers of all of four 8-thousands' peaks of Kanchenunga.
Up to nowadays
the problem of ascent of Lhotse Middle was unsolved - hanging walls
on the South
and on the North, very long and cut crests on the West and on the
East. There were four attempts
of Lhotse Middle since 1997 and in the spring of 2001 Russian expedition
made ascent of this last
The members :
Cherny Nikolai (Moscow),
Gleb Sokolov (Novosibirsk),
Viktor Volodin (Moscow),
Vasily Elagin (Moscow),
Vladimir Yanochkin (Moscow),
Petr Kuznetsov (Krasnojarsk),
Yuri Koshelenko (Rostov)
Evgueni Vinogradsky ( Ekaterinburg),
Serguei Timofeev ( Ekaterinburg),
Alexei Bolotov ( Ekaterinburg),
Nikolai Jiline ( Ekaterinburg),
Yuri Ermachek( Ekaterinburg).
Organizer of the expedition and the film author - Victor
Club of climbers
Photo: Gleb Sokolov
17 March, 2002 The presentation of the film "Russian 8000-peak" took place in the
International Trade Center in Moscow. All members of the team
(12 persons) met at the ceremony, they came from the different
cities and were awarded with the special medals, made in honour
of their ascent to the Lhotse Middle 23-27 May, 2001. The
authors of the film -
Victor Kozlov (organizer of
the expedition to the Lhotse
Pavel Kadoushin (general sponsor
of the expedition and the film). The film "Russian 8000-peak"
is about the history of the the attempts to summit the Lhotse
Middle, about the famous russian mountaineer Vladimir Bashkirov, whoes idea was to find the way and climb the Lhotse Middle,
about his death in 1997 and
about the great success of the
final attempt in Spring 2001.
info | Pictures | Last
attempt in 2000