Friday, July 27, 2018

Drama on Latok 1 + Ghukov Trapped on Latok 1 + Mt Evans - Black Wall (CO) + PS Aerial Tramway Evacuated

Drama on the 7000er Latok 1 in Pakistan - from Stephan Nestler and
Ghukov trapped on Latok 1 after the death of his partner - by
Mt Evans : the Black Wall (Colorado) - Trip report with pictures by Steph Abegg
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is evacuated due to the Cranston Fire

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Update: Attempt to rescue Russian mountaineer 
One of the best Russian alpinists, Alexander Gukov , has stuck at about 6200 meters on Latok I (7,145m) after the death of his climbing companion Sergey Glazunov.
The rescue team is waiting for weather improvement, they will try a long line rescue, in a very dangerous position.
Gukov and Glazunov traveled to Pakistan with the aim of completing the north ridge of Latok I, first attempted during 26 days in 1978 by the Americans.

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Latok I. Waiting for amelioration.
The helicopters cannot move due to bad weather. They are on standby position and as soon as the weather clears they shall operate as planned.

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