Gleb Sokolov (55) at the Piolet d'Or ceremony last year.
Image by Anna Piunova courtesy Anna Piunova /, SOURCE
New route on Khan Tengri by Sokolov and Kirikov

Posted: Aug 13, 2010 09:15 am EDT
( Russians Gleb Sokolov and Alexander Kirikov established new route on Khan Tengri (7,010m) in rough weather conditions earlier this week, reports.

The two climbers summited on Sunday August 8, after five days on the wall, plus one day waiting for a weather window.

"The route follows approximately a rocky "snake-line" which crosses the wall near the classical WSW rib. "The weather was marginal," Anna Piunova wrote.

A complete report and images are expected as soon as the climbers return home.

Gleb Sokolov (55) was nominated last year for Piolet d'Or for the boldness Pobeda new route climbed together with Vitaliy Gorelik.