[VIDEO] Thamserku – Piolets d’or 2015 Winner

Alexander Gukov and Alexey Lonchinsky (Russia) have opened up a route on the South Face, at 1,620m. Their route, which required six bivies, has been named Shy Girl. One of the 3 winners of the Piolets d'Or 2015.

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They estimated it as grade 6a/6b (Russian grading), presenting some passages on steep ice with mixed sections M4-M5, and passages requiring artificial climbing (A2).

The descent was via the South Ridge and the South-West Face in twenty-two abseils.

Video by Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) & Francesco Mansutti for the Piolets d’Or 2015. Courmayeur, Chamonix – Mont Blanc.