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"The darker the night, the brighter the stars" says the Russian proverb. Image ExlorersWeb files.

ExWeb editorial: About Space, Everest and Borat

Posted: May 04, 2007 05:13 am EDT

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(MountEverest.net/Pythom.com) A Russian proverb states "The darker the night, the brighter the stars."Yesterday news came that Kazakh Denis Urubko had summited Dhaulagiri, but only after aborting his speed ascent in order to help down 7-times Snow Leopard and mountain guide Boris Korshunov. The 72 year old Space engineer had been caught in the night alone and without a tent at 7,300m. Denis helped the veteran climber to safety, and then turned back up. He summited the next morning, in 4,5 hours. It was not the first time the Kazakh soldier had sacrificed summits (including on Everest) to help fellow climbers in trouble, some of whom...

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