RECEPTION In the RUSSIAN
Before departure in Tibet our expedition has visited the Russian Embassy
in Nepal. We were invited in Apartments of the Ambassador of Russia in
Nepal Andrey Trofimov. An interesting conversation was held. Valery
Babanov and Sergey Kofanov also were present at the meeting. In few days
they will start for a new route on the North Face of Jannu.
Today at night, the team has moved from Zhangmu to a small town of Nialam
(3600м), situated in gorge among high mountains. The way passes by a bad
road heavy loaded by lorries. Now the road is under repair for Olympiad.
After breakfast we have gone on an acclimatization climb on the nearest
summit (under the name Murat) 4100 м high.
The strong wind blew all the way up and at the top the rain has started.
Having gone down to Nialam, all members of team have intimately
congratulated Marat. It was the first climbed summit in his life. Tomorrow
we will go to Shigar, which is located at height 4200 meters.
Today in the morning we
have said goodbye to ours Sherpas which have gone by two lorries forward
to establish Base camp at height 5100м. Best regards from Nialam. Alex
September 11, main part of members “7Summits Club – Alpindustria”
expedition came to Nepal. This team will climb under the leadership of
Alexander Abramov. The aim is to climb the sixth highest mountain in the
world by classic route from Tibet side.
In expedition take part Russian Tennis star Marat Safin.
Alex Abramov – guide and leader (9 Himalayan expeditions, 2 times Everest
Summiteer, Cho-Oyu Summiteer)
Dmitry Moskalev – co-leader (5 Himalayan expeditions, Everest and
Alexander Chesnokov – co-leader assistant
Marat Safin – Russian Tennis Star
For Marat Safin this is the 1st mountain in his life.
Hopefully to his many victories in tennis Marat will add one more victory
on the 6th highest mountain in the world.
Photo Left to right
Yuri Beloivan – expedition member
Alex Abramov – expedition leader
Ludmila Korobeshko – mountain guide, Russian female climbing star, 1st
female climber in Moscow and 3rd Russian female climber on top of Everest
Marat Safin – expedition member, Russian Tennis Star
During buying equipment for Cho-Oyu in “Alpindustria” shop in Moscow