Expedition to Cho Oyu was launched on Sunday
7 Summits Club and our subsidiary Nepalese company 7Summits Adventures (director Mingma Gela) organizes an international climbing expedition on Cho Oyu. Project Manager is 7 Summits Club guide Igor Svergun, who gathered to take part in the ascent climbers from Ukraine and Russia. This action is called also the international expedition "Ukraine-Himalaya-2010". September 4th all Ukrainian participants departed from the airport "Borispol" (Kiev) in Kathmandu, where they were waiting for Russian colleagues.
The expedition consists of experienced climbers, that were as members in the spring expedition "Ukraine-Makalu-2010 (Sergey Boublik, Andrey Kiiko, Alexander Zakolodny), and climbers who will be first time to climb 8000m. The basis of the expedition are kharkovites. The leader – an experienced Himalayan climbers, master of sports of international class, Igor Svergun.
Ukrainian climbers consider climbing Cho Oyu as the initial phase of the multi-year program of conquering all the highest peaks of the world, 14 eight-thousanders . This "battle test" the new team of high-altitude climbers, working out tactics and operating mode of Himalayan experience.
Success and weather!
International expedition "Ukraine-Himalaya-2010":
Igor Svergun (Kharkov) - expedition leader
1. Kiiko Andrew (Kharkiv)
2. Zakolodny Aleksanndr (Kharkiv)
3. Kashaev Badawi (Kharkiv)
4. Boublik Sergey (Sumy)
5. Chistovsky Gennady (Sumy)
6. Rodiontsev Andrew (Kiev)
7. Samarsky Tim (Zaporozhye)
8. Sanzharevsky Igor (Zaporozhye)
9. Fedorov Evgeny (Moscow)
10. Koveshnikov Pavel (Moscow)
11. Matusova Natalia (Moscow)
12. Bige Dmitry (Moscow)
The organizer of the expedition - the Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing Kharkiv region (President, MSMK Gennady Kopeika, vice president, ZMS, ZTU Sergei Bershov).
Sponsorships - OOO Stalkonstruktsia "(Kharkov, SM Evel).
Information support - Federation of alpinism and rock climbing of Ukraine (President ZTU, MC V. Simonenko)
Mingma at the top ofr Cho Oyu (on the right)