Nikita Balabanov. An attempt to climb Annapurna III -- English translation available
"Remember, a month ago I wrote that I would see you in a month? So it's time to talk about our recent adventures
Perhaps many have seen a cool documentary about the attempt of the team of David Lama and to climb the crest of Annapurna III in the SE. For myself, I noted this line even earlier, after an attempt by the British team 9 years ago.
In general, we decided with Mikhail Fomin and Vyacheslav Polezhayko to try our hand at this unique line.
Why unique? Because these are 3 vertical kilometers, stuffed with completely different types of complex terrain: waterfall ice, vertical snow, openwork snow ridges, a cool mix, ITO as on the Crimean sixes and tropilovo to the waist, if completely boring)))
In general, the mountain checked us as best it could: )
Startanuli after snowfalls, and although the odds were given on one day of good weather, the mountain did not have time to clean. I had to fight for several days in vertical snow with poor insurance. As a result, the key part began later than expected. On the sixth day, I realized that I had small frostbite on my legs, and decided not to aggravate. We finished somewhere at 6300-6350 and went down for another two days. Was it difficult? - Yes!
Will we be back? - Definitely!
https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/trip-reports/winter-scramble-lower-upper-lena-lakes -- Mt Bretherton, Mt Lena - Cascades - Washington
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