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Avi on Annapurna

Postby davebks » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:23 pm

Yikes....
http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?id=21075


Breaking - Annapurna avalanche: K2 west face legend caught


Posted: Oct 08, 2012 12:32 pm EDT
(Newsdesk) Lena Laletina reported to ExplorersWeb that two teams - an Uzbek expedition led by Iljas Tukhvatullin and a Russian group led by Gleb Sokolov have been attempting the North Face of Annapurna.

The Uzbeks went the normal route, while the Russians hoped to climb a new line near it. Today news arrived that an avalanche hit Iljas Tukhvatullin's group yesterday between C1 and C2. The huge snowmass hit at 3 pm. Iljas and Ivan Lobanov were both burried, only one climber was not caught. After trying to find his mates the mountaineer climbed back 150 meters to C2, and then down again to C1 from where he radioed BC.

Gleb Sokolov and his group are asceding from BC today to try and find somebody. RussianClimb report it was not a serac crash, but the whole icy slope fell down, perhaps as a result of earthquake.

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Re: Avi on Annapurna

Postby kaiman » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:54 pm

Man, what a bummer... this has been a disaster filled year in the Himalaya.
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