American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Murmansk, Khibini Mountains, Vudyavr mixed routes

Russia

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

Sergey Nefedov, Alexey Romanov, and Max Sotnik explored the winter climbing potential of Khibini in the Murmansk region, just east of northern Finland. These mountains rise to 1,200m, and the area has been developed for skiing. In February the climbers found deep snow and high avalanche danger, so they focused on the most easily accessible peak, Vudyavr, with walls from 120m to 170m. They climbed three separate four- to five-pitch routes (M4–M6), dry-tooling on rock and frozen turf.

From a report on PlanetMountain.com

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