The First Georgian Route in the Himalaya
Watch the first ascent of Larkya Main (6,425 m/21,079 ft) by Georgian climbers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili.
On September 27, 2017, Georgian climbers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili climbed the southeast face of Larkya Main (6,425 meters/21,079 feet), claiming the first ascent of the Himalayan peak. In the process, the trio put up the first Georgian route in the Himalaya, Georgian Line [1700 meters (from advanced base camp), 6A, ED1, 6a/5.10b M4 A3+ (one pitch up to A4). 80˚ snow], and cemented their country’s place in the annals of mountaineering.
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