Russian New Route on Latok III

Report by Lindsay Griffin for the BMC:

The first major success of the 2011 Pakistan summer season fell to a team of four Russians, who have just made the first ascent of the West Face of Latok III (6,949m).

Climbing in capsule style, Evgeny Dmitrienko, Ivan Dozhdev, Alex Lonchinsky and team leader Alexander Odintsov spent from the 10th - 25th June ascending the left side of the c2,000m face, completing a line that Odintsov has tried twice before.

The new line on Latok III
© Mountain.Ru

Full report by Lindsay Griffin on the BMC Website

Thanks go to Anna Piunova of Mountain.Ru for the photograph.


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