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SNOW LEOPARD PROGRAM CURIOSITIES

by Rodrigo Granzotto Peron

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GENERAL NUMBERS/

Total Snow Leopards (with repetitions): 643. ( )
Total Snow Leopards (without repetitions): 592. ( )
Total Shataev-granted Snow Leopards: 566.
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Total number of different men with Snow Leopards titles: 560.
Total number of different women with Snow Leopard titles: 32.

FIRST TO END PROGRAM/

The first man was IVANOV, Evgeny (RUS), in 1961.
The first woman was AGRANOVSKAYA, Ludmila (RUS), in 1970.
The first to end the complete version (with all five 7000ers) were KUZMIN, Kirill (RUS) and BOZHUKOV, Valentin (RUS), in 1966.

AGE RECORDS/

The youngest Snow Leopard is TSELISHEV, Andrei (KAZ), 22 years old, in 1986.
The youngest woman is MYNDRIKOVA, Elena (RUS), 24 years old, in 1984.
The oldest Snow Leopard is SARKISOV, Lev (GEO), 58y9m, in 1997.
The oldest woman is TABEI, Junko (RUS), 56 years old, in 1995.
If counted repetitions, the oldest is KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS), 69y, in 2004.

REPETITIONS/

The first man to be Snow Leopard twice is STUDENIN, Boris (KAZ), in 1978.
Climber with most Snow Leopard titles: KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS), with nine.

Evolution:

1x IVANOV, Evgeny (RUS) 1961
2x STUDENIN, Boris (KAZ) 1978
3x BORISENOK, Oleg (RUS) 1985
4x KHRISHCHATY, Valeri (KAZ) 1991
5x KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS) 1993
6x KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS) 1998
7x KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS) 1999
8x KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS) 1999
9x KORSHUNOV, Boris (RUS) 2004

The first woman to be Snow Leopard twice is NASONOVA, Elvira (RUS), in 1988.
Lady climber with most Snow Leopard titles: NASONOVA, Elvira (RUS), with three.

Evolution:

1x AGRANOVSKAYA, Ludmila (RUS) 1970
2x NASONOVA, Elvira (RUS) 1988
3x NASONOVA, Elvira (RUS) 1991

OTHER CURIOSITIES/

1 First married couple: BEZZUBKIN, VAleri and BEZZUBKINA, Rozalia (RUS), in 1972. -

2 First westerners: GARNER, William and STARRETT II, Randall (USA), in 1985. -

3 First brothers together: BOGOMOLOV, Serguei and BOGOMOLOV, Gennadi (RUS), in 1985. -

4 First to end program in just one season: ISMETOV, Malik, GRITSUK, Serguei and KHRISHCHATY, Valeri (KAZ), in 1991. -

5 Most commons names: :)

49 Vladimir
43 Sergei
41 Aleksander
38 Yuri
26 Anatoli
25 Viktor
20 Nikolai
18 Valeri
17 Igor
16 Alexei
16 Evgeny
15 Andrei
12 Boris
12 Gennadi

The most common female name is Marina, with three occurrences. There are also two Irina, two Ludmila, and two Natalia. The most beautiful name is Elena.

COUNTRIES CURIOSITIES ( )

There are Snow Leopards from 25 different countries. The number of Snow Leopard titles of each country stays like this:

464 Russia
075 Kazakhstan
066 Ukraine
015 Bulgaria
012 Uzbekistan
010 Belarus
010 Estonia
008 Georgia
006 Latvia
005 Japan
005 Poland
004 France
003 Kyrgyzstan
003 Spain
003 Tajikistan
002 Austria
002 Czech Republic
002 Lithuania
002 Slovakia
002 USA
001 Azerbaijan
001 Canada
001 Hungary
001 Iran
001 Moldova
001 Turkey

The list of Snow Leopard lady climbers by country:

021 Russia
005 Ukraine
002 Estonia
002 Poland
001 Bulgaria
001 France
001 Japan
001 Kyrgyzstan
001 Latvia
001 Spain