Russian Denis Urubko has reached the summit of Kangchenjunga 8,586 m, climbing a minor variation on the lower face to access the North Ridge.

Adam Bielecki, Artem Braun and Dimtry Sinev, Alex Txikon and Urubko had set out for a new route on the northwest face, but conditions forced them onto the 1979 North Ridge and they did a minor variation.

Meanwhile, 75-year-old Carlos Soria from Spain, was becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit via the Normal Route.

He is the oldest climber to have reached the summits of K2 at 65, Broad Peak at 68, Makalu at 69, Gasherbrum I at 70, Manaslu at 71, and Lhotse at 72.

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The northwest face of Kangchenjunga Marked is the line completed to the main summit on the May 19 by Denis Urubko   Photo Lindsay Griffin

The northwest face of Kangchenjunga Marked is the line completed to the main summit on the May 19 by Denis Urubko Photo Lindsay Griffin Source: BMC

Denis Urubko on the summit of Kangchenjunga Photo by archivio Denis Urubko Source: Planet Mountain

Denis Urubko on the summit of Kangchenjunga
Photo by archivio Denis Urubko Source: Planet Mountain


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