American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Khan Tengri (6,995m), north face direct, rare repeat

Kyrgyzstan, Tengri Tag

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Dougald MacDonald
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

Kazakh climbers Ildar Gabassov, Vaso Pivtsov, and Alex Sofrygin completed a rare ascent of the ca 3,000m direct north face of Khan Tengri over nine days in August. The last ascent, by Russian climbers Pavel Shabalin and Ilias Tukhvatullin, was in 2005 and was featured in AAJ 2006.

Dougald MacDonald, compiled from online reports

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