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TOPIC: First ascent of Simnang Himal in Manaslu region by Ukrainian expedition

First ascent of Simnang Himal in Manaslu region by Ukrainian expedition 7 years, 4 months ago #260

In October 2012 Ukrainian alpinists Serhiy Bublik and Mykola Shymko succeeded in the first ascent of Simnang Himal (also referred to as peak P2), the 6251m high mountain located in the Manaslu region of the Himalaya. After establishing ABC at 4800m, the two set off on 19 October and, climbing alpine-style up the SE Ridge, summited on the 23rd. According to the climbers, the endured "uncomfortable nights, in particular the last one without a tent above 6000m.” The descent lasted 8 hours, some pegs and 5 anchors were left for the abseils. The new 1250m high route is called Redpoint, breaches a variety of different terrain including vertical ice and overhanging granite cracks and receives the difficult overall grade of 6c+, A3, M6, W16.

For more info, see this- www.planetmountain.com/english/News/show...?l=2&keyid=40274

Re: First ascent of Simnang Himal in Manaslu region by Ukrainian expedition 7 years, 4 months ago #261

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