Via Russo 1600m (750m new) 6b (ABO) A4 M4
The first ascent team commented:
"We put up 750m of new terrain (600m of them are really steep) on SE Face of Aguja Poincenot, then join Spereone dedli Italiani and classic line for 15 pitches more up to 6b to the summit".
The team left Chalten on Feb. 7 and climbed the technically difficult route, through poor weather, to the summit in 8 days capsule style* with a portal edge. They took a further two days to descend the Italian route and arrived back in Chalten on Feb. 19. A local guide commented that Polish, Slovenians and Russians only are the only people able to climb in such bad weather conditions.
Source Anna Piunova, www.mountain.ru
* Capsule style - Climbing with one or two camps that you move up the mountain with you.