American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Karavshin Region, Peak 4810, East Face

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Peak 4810, East Face. It was reported that the northeast face of 4810 was climbed by Alexander Odintsov and Igor Borihin from St. Petersberg via the Directissma (EDsup VI+ A4) in August, 1995. [While the report refers to the face climbed as being the northeast face, it was actually the magnificent east face, accessed directly from the Ak-Su valley, that was ascended-Ed.] The team transported their equipment to the base of the face on August 7. Climbing began on the 8th; the team chose to ascend the very center of this massive 1100-meter wall. Their ten day, 58-pitch climb entailed rock and icefall that whistled by far behind them and the cleaning of 5-10 centimeters of sand at certain points lower down on the climb. (GHM 1995-1996).

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