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Six Most Significant alpine Achievements Of The Year Grenoble, on 25 February

1. FITZ ROY 3440m NE Face

Linea di Eleganza February 2004

VI, 6c/A3, M7 - 1450m.

8 days and 6 bivvies

Elio Orlandi - Luca Fava - Horacio Codo



2. ACONCAGUA 6960m - South Face

Johan's route - December 2003

6b/A2, ice 100, M6 - 2500m

6 days on the face alpine style

Thomaz Humar and Ales Kozelj

Check out on the Mountain.RU: Tomaz Humar and Ales Kozelj to Aconcagua's peak along a new route



3. JANNU 7710m - North Face

Russian Direct line April/May 2004.

6b/A3+, M6 - 2100m.

50 days at Base Camp.

11 mountaineers, Alexander Odintsov expedition leader

Check out on the Mountain.RU: About Panasonic-Jannu North Face expedition



4. MOOSES TOOTH 3150m - East Face

Arctic Rage attempt 22/23 March then 31 March to 3 April 2004

VI, A2, ice 6+ - 1500m

1st attempt: 2 days.

2nd attempt and success: 3 days alpine style.

Kevin Mahoney - Ben Gilmore



5. SHISHAPANGMA 8046m South Face

Voi Lafaille and Scott-MacIntyre-Baxter-Jones 14 November to 13 December 2004.

VII, ice 75 - 1300m + 1000m soit 2300m.

5 days for summit push, 2 nights above 7100m.

Jean Christophe Lafaille, solo, without oxygen



From news on the Mountain.RU:
(14.12.2004 )
On 12 December Jean-Christophe Lafaille returned to the base camp after his challenge summit (on December 11) Shishapangma. It is the first successful winter ascent on Shishapangma (8047m) done solo and without supplementary oxygen.



6. K7 6.934m SW Face

New route - 24/25 July 2004

Second ascent

5.10, ice 80, M6+, A2

41 hours from Base Camp to summit and back Steve House solo.

Check out on the Mountain.RU: Valeri Babanov. Nuptse. Polemics In reply to Steve House's letter (read Alpinist 7)

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