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    August 12, 2016



Russian national climbed Terichmir peak

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: A Russian national Shafikov Renalt has claimed to have climbed Tirich Mir, the highest peak of Hindukush range of mountains, last week while two French climbers had scaled the summit of the peak a month ago.

Abdur Razzaq, the managing director of Tirich Mir Travels, a tour operation organization, told Chitral Times here on Thursday that a team of four Russian nationals had approached the base camp of the peak two weeks ago and waited for five days for clearance of the persisting inclement weather.

He said that one of the climbers, however, started his climbing expedition and moved to the fourth camp situated an altitude of 7200 meters and availing a sunny day reportedly made it to the summit at a height of 7708 meters.

The other three members of the team consisting of Federov Vadim, Kadnikov Alexey and Tiurin Vasilii also followed him to the fourth camp but only to find that their companion had accomplished the task while the weather had turned adverse for climbing y then, he said.

Mr. Razzaq said that their wait for the clearance of weather proved futile and they started descending from the fourth camp and started their return journey to their country.

He said that Mr. Shafikov came to be the first solitary climber of the peak which was first climbed a Swiss team six decades ago.

He said that the climber lost control of the camera while descending from the summit which dropped from his hand and got scratched due to which he had no photographs or video shots showing on the summit of the peak.


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