New Routing in Southern Siberia, South Chuysky range, Altai Mountains, Siberia, Russia

Photograph by Greg Annandale

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Putting up a new trad route in the South Chuysky range of the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia, Russia.

The day before, an ascent was made of Dzhaniktu, the large snow dome in the background.

We were in this particular valley for two weeks with the aim of making a number of first British / Western ascents of the mountains, ranging between 3500m and 3900+m. It’s an area flanked by China to the South, Mongolia to the East and Kazakhstan to the West and one of the furthest points on earth from any ocean. This particular part of the Altai is not often visited by Russians, let alone foreign climbers.

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