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Ascent of Pik Korzhenevskoy on 1990-07-24

Climber: David J. Rhude

Others in Party:Larry Hall
Peter G. Stock
MD
Tom Smith
Edward Hirschowitz
MD
Matt
David J. Rhude
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Date:Tuesday, July 24, 1990
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Helicopter
Peak:Pik Korzhenevskoy
    Location:Tajikistan
    Elevation:23310 ft / 7104 m

Ascent Trip Report

"1990 American Pamir Expedition" tom smith - oregon, larry hall - chicago, peter stock - minneapolis, edward hirschowitz - minneapolis, david rhude - minneapolis, matt - Kenyon College, Ohio

edward, peter & I start out the trip in Zermatt, hiking, climb Castor & Pollix, i fall in a crevasse on the Italian approach, pulled out by peter & swiss guide. margo tolins also along.

we fly to Moscow & meet the rest of the team, tour about, then fly to Osh which is under siege... remember this is the end of the RussianAfgan War.... lots of unhappy, well armed & very nervous folks of all stripes who dont like each other. we bus into the Pamirs and Atchitash Base Camp. hard rain on the first few days & we hear of an avalanche to buries their traditional Camp 2 on the north wall of Peak Lenin... we eventually learn some 60 climbers are buried. worse mountaineering accident ever.

we chopper over to the base camp between Pik Korzenevskoi & Kommunisma.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9530 ft / 2904 m
    Route:south ridge above x glacier
    Trailhead:Moskvine Glacier base camp  13780 ft / 4200 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:20 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Days 



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