The late alpinists Lama and Auer are each honored for their respective solo ascents---the former on Lunag Ri, Nepal, the latter on Lupghar Sar West, Pakistan, while Livingstone, Česen and Stražar are recognized for their first ascent of a new line on the north ridge, north face and south face of Latok I, Pakistan.
Gukov reached out to Rock and Ice wanting to set the record straight on what he felt were some unfair criticisms levied against him and Glazunov.
Widely regarded as the finest American alpinist of his generation, Jeff Lowe died on the evening of August 24. He was 67 years old.
An account provided by Alexander Gukov sheds new light on just what he and the late Sergey Glazunov accomplished on the mountain before their expedition took a tragic turn.
Michael Kennedy's firsthand account of the fabled assault on Latok I's North Ridge in 1978.
Gukov and his partner, Sergey Glazunov, were trying the 7,145 meter peak. Glazunov fell to his death on July 25, leaving Gukov stranded at 6,200 meters.