Russian national climbed Terichmir peak
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
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.