Eastern Nepal’s Ama Dablam, 6,856 m, has had over 1,900 ascents and over 20 people have passed away since the first ascent in 1961.

On April 29/30 two Russian climbers died from High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Victor Igolkin, 62, from Magnitogorsk and Pavel Ivanovsky, 52, from Zlatoust, both men were Snow Leapords. Igolkin was The Master of Sports of USSR and Russia, four-time Champion of USSR in mountaineering, mountaineering instructor, coach of the highest category, and president of the Magnitigirsk Mountaineering Club. Pavel Ivanov is known by many as the president of the Regional Federation of Mountaineering and organizer of numerous competitions and expeditions. In addition, Ivanov had climbed the highest peaks in Europe, North America and Africa. 

Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam

Source: Russian Climb


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