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Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.), Kyrgyzstan, Laylak Region, Iskander, South Face, New Route

Iskander, South Face, New Route. A. Zhiltsov led a Tatarstan Republic team of N. Akifiev and A. Akhmadiev on a new route on the south face of Iskander (5120m) from July 20-25. The south face of Iskander is a ca. 800-meter granite buttress with overhanging sections and cornices on top. The new route ascended the center of the face between the 1983 Grischenko (6A) and 1983 Golubev (5B) routes.

Vladimir Shataev, Russian Mountaineering Federation