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Yuri Koshelenko and Alexey Lonchinskiy completed the first ascent of Phungi, 6538m, Nepal

54y.o. Yuri Koshelenko and 35 y.o. Alexey Lonchinskiy completed the first ascent of Phungi, 6538m, located west of Manaslu in Nepal.

The Russians established the camp at 5000m and then climbed the peak alpine style by 1,500-meter-high Southeast Face, it took them three days.

On 28 October at 4:30pm they reached the summit and descended via West ridge (two more days).

Yuri Koshelenko is one of the Russian most accomplished climbers with a big list of notable first ascents. Yuri and Valery Babanov were awarded the Piolets d’Or in 2003 for FA of Nuptse East via Southeast Pillar.

Alexey Lonchinskiy is a part of Russian new generation of climbers that is popping up. He was awarded the Piolets d’Or for the FA of the Southwest Face of Thamserku with Alexander Gukov.

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