Fund to support bold alpine climbs by international teams
Anatoli Boukreev Fund announces two grant awards to two strong international
teams, both attempting bold new climbs.
Andrey Puchinin of Kazakhstan
and Chad Kellogg of Seattle Washington have received a grant from the Anatoli
Boukreev Memorial Fund to climb the South-Southeast Ridge of K2, alpine-style,
as a team of two. To date, no American has yet to reach the summit via this
The SSE Ridge was pioneered
in 1994 by the Spanish-Basque team comprised of Juan Tomas, Alberto
Inurrategi, Félix Inurrategi, Juan Eusebio-Oiarzabal, and Enríque DePablo.
Denis Urubko of Almaty,
Kazakhstan has been awarded a grant for his attempt of Baruntse and Annapurna
with Italian alpinist Simone Moro. Denis and Simone have recently teamed up on
several very technical and demanding alpine ascents and are fast becoming a
team known for both speed and strength. Simone is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund and frequently climbs with the
Kazakh team. Denis is a well known speed climber.
Both of these teams of
alpinists represent the spirit of climbing and international esprit de corps
that was Anatoli and we are proud to support them. If you would like help us
support this kind of international cooperation in climbing, click here
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