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A new 2400-meter line now traces the north face of Peak Pobeda (7439m) in the Tien Shan. From August 20-28, Vitaly Gorelik and Gleb Sokolov of Russia scaled the massive buttress in alpine style, eventually reaching a subpeak along the ridge to the west of the main summit. The pair then spent a day and a half descending and returned safely to base camp on August 29.
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