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Russians to Head Up Annapurna to Attempt to Ski Down

The Death Zone Freeride team

Two Russians are currently heading up without supplemental oxygen to ski down Annapurna.

Annapurna stands at 8,093 metres and is one of the Himalayas most famous peaks and is the next big peak this year to be potentially skied.

Anton Pugovkin and Vitalij Lazo are skiing Annapurna as part of their Death Zone Freeride, which will take place over a number of years.

They plan to ski Everest, K2, Nanga Parbat and Annapurna, and already skied Manaslu.

Annapurna has been skied once in 1995 by brothers Andrej and Davo Karnicar. A 1979 attempt ended with the death of Yves Morin.

The pair are currently stuck in Pokhara and are attempting to reach the mountain.

Click below to see what they’re bringing.