5 Famous Russian Climber
If you are interested in climbing, learn about these 5 famous Russian climbers. Russia encompasses famous mountain ranges including the Altai, Sayan Mountains, and the Sikhote-Alin. Here are five famous Russian climbers:
- Vitaly Abalakov. This famous Russian climber was controversial. Abalakov was accused of being a German spy in 1938. Abalakov was just one of many climbers arrested for what was called, "open public propaganda" and some of his cohorts were killed. This famous Russian climber invented some of the climbing devices used in modern climbing, such as the CAM. Abalakov lived from 1906 to 1986.
- Boris Delaunay. This famous Russian Climber was also a famous mathematician. Boris Delaunay was born in 1890 and died in 1980. Delone Peak (which is named after Delaunay) is 4070 m. This is the third highest mountain in the Altai range. This famous Russian climber wrote a guidebook to mountain climbing, which was published in 1938. The book is called The peaks of the Western Caucasus.
- Kazbek Valiev. Kabek Valiev is a famous Russian climber who ascended the West face of Peak Communism. This famous Russian climber is also the head of "MAL Khan Tengri", a mountaineering company based in Khan Tengri. Valiev has led various rescue operations on Mt. Everest.
- Balezin Valery. This famous Russian climber holds two International Master of Sports titles. One in rockclimbing and one in mountaineering. In 2002, Valery ascended Mount Troy in Norway. Valery has also conquered mountains like Zvierzdny Peak and Peak Zub Dracona.
- Alexander Ruchkin. Ruchkin was a famous Russian climber who summited Janu in 2004. Ruchkin's route has been labeled the "unclimbable" North Face of Jannu.
Posted on: Dec. 27, 2010