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In fall 2010 г. the mountaineering duo from Saint Petersburg Alexey Gorbatenkov and Svetlana Gutsalo headed to Himalaya for the climb to TengKampoche (6500m). They chose the difficult line. and didn't return home...The half a year later their friends noticed the tiny yellow spot on the face: the tent. It hang not far from the summit...

this spring they managed the third attempt to find their friends missed on TenKampoche. They paid for the search flight around the peak . And again noticed the yellow tent. So they asked Simone Moro to reach the spot on the wire of Fishtail helicopter.

And Simone managed this operation. Two days of extremely dangerous work under the huge seraks...

The body of Russian climber has been evacuated to Kathmandy.

First we thought that found Sveta...

May, 15 2012 Italian climber and helicopter pilot Simone Moro tried to reach the spot by heli Fishtail, which rescue climbers in Himalaya. Simone went down by the wire. The wall's relief is very difficult. "this is the highest long line of the world on the vertical face", - said Simone.

Alex and Sveta were so close to the summit, they had already climbed the wall...

The tent is at 6350 m. Simone found only Sveta's body. And the gear for one climber - one ice-axe, one harness (not weared), some carabines and... no ropes...

after 2 hours of the hard work he failed to take the body out of the icy tent ... Tomorrow he'll continue...

And next, May 18, Simone reached the spot again. He finished the work - took the body out of ice, pitched it to the ware.

But it was Alexey's body, not Sveta...


All Russian climbing community send the respect to bold Italian pilots Simone Moro and Pirgiorgio Rosati.

 

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