High-altitude climber Denis Urubko before and after the solo winter ascent to Khan – Tengri Peak (7010m) stayed at the hotel “Asia Mountains 1”.
Denis told us the story about the importance, the difficulties and the weather conditions of climbing in a video interview.
Denis Urubko is high-altitude climber, a master of sports of international class. He has the unofficial title “Snow Leopard”. It means – he ascended the five of former USSR in 42 days in the summer of 1999.
In 2009, as a citizen of Kazakhstan he became the 15th person to climb all 14 eight-thousanders and the 8th person to achieve the feat without the use of supplementary oxygen.
In 2006, he won the Elbrus Speed Climbing competition which he did by setting a new speed record, climbing from Azau station to the summit in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds. This record beaten in 2010 by Andrzej Bargiel. He has also won the Khan Tengri Mountain Festival. He speed climbed the mountain from Base Camp at 4,200 metres to the summit at 7,010 metres. Then back to Base Camp in 12 hours and 21 minutes, winning by over 3 hours.
He has climbed two 8,000 metre peaks in winter. Makalu in 2009 together with Simone Moro and Gasherbrum II. In 2011climebed together with Cory Richards and again Simone Moro. He has also opened new routes on Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Broad Peak (from Wikipedia).