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Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States, Kyrgyzstan, Pamir-Alai, Karavshin Region, Slesova Peak, Moroz Route, Ascent

Slesova Peak, Moroz Route, Ascent. In the Russian Mountaineering Championships, third place was taken by the Moscow team “Treksport” (S. Pugachev, leader, T. Akhmegkhanov, A. Guceva, S. Kovalev, A. Lastochkiy, and I. Pekhtepov) who climbed the Moroz route (6B) on the central north face of Peak Slesova. The ascent, which took place from July 18-20, involved 34 hours of climbing. This was the first time that a place in the championships was awarded to a team that included a woman (A. Guceva). Fifth place in the championships went to Alpclub “Bare” from St. Petersburg (V. Lebedev, leader, A. Pashin, S. Semiletkin), who climbed a 6A route on the north face of Slesova in 69 hours over six days.

Vladimir Shataev, Russian Mountaineering Federation