Russians Climb New Route on Trango

New route is 2nd up tower's northwest face


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A four-man team of Russian climbers has established a new route on Pakistan’s 20,500-foot Trango Tower, which is home to the world’s tallest near-vertical cliff. It is only the second route up Trango’s 3,670-foot northwest face and comes more than than a decade after a group of Basque climbers set the only other northwest route, known as Insumisioa, in 1995. Led by mountaineer Viktor Volodin, the four-person team from the Moscow Mountaineering and Climbing Federation attacked the route in siege style in early August and summited after eight days of climbing. The men are calling the new route “No Fear” after the motto of their climbing club in Russia.

Read more at Alpinist