American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Publication
AAJ
Section
Climbs And Expeditions
Climb Year
2013
Volume
88
Issue
56
Publication Year
2014
Page
259

Nursultan, solo ascent of northwest face and descent with skis

Kazakhstan, Tien Shan, Zalisky Ala-Tau

Climbs And Expeditions

In July, Jonathan Jay, an American living in Almaty, soloed the northwest face (750m, Russian 3B) of Nursultan (4,330m, formerly called Komsomol). After skiing a few turns down the normal route on the southwest ridge, he dropped onto the northwest face and skied and sidestepped a couloir through the upper face. Local climbers said both the solo and the ski descent probably were firsts.

Information supplied by Jonathan Jay

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