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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.

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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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