Russian alpinists Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkin announce the start of “Death Zone Freeride” project. The goal is: to ascent 5 highest mountains of the world with no supplement oxygen, and to descent skiing. They are Manaslu, Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Everest, K2.
This is a non-commercial project, aimed to promote pure, sportive mountaineering, to demonstrate possibilities of a man on extremely high altitudes.
The project was designed on Sept 2017. That time Vitaly and Anton made their dreams come true: they climbed Manaslu (8163 m) with no supplement oxygen and skied down from the summit, thus proved that even on such extreme conditions off-pist skiing is possible. The next step of the project is to be started on Sept 11th, — it is Annapurna expedition (8091 m).
Mountaineers have the same goals — non-oxygen climbing and ski descent. During expedition climbers are going to shoot a video, and then make a movie about unpredictable mountain.
Vitaly Lazo – high altitude mountaineer, “Snow Leopard” award, first ascents in Antarctica (Lomnosov mountains), ski descents from Lenin peak, 7134 m, Pobeda peak (7438 m, skiing from 6000 m), Manaslu (8163 m).
Also Vitaly Laso is a certifyed mountain guide and the member of Mountain Planet Alpine Community, you can find his profile and tours by the link.
Anton Pugovkin – “Snow Leopard” award, Certificate of Mastery in alpinism (Russia), made fist ascents and climbed most difficult routes in the world (Ak-Suu, Troll Wall, Grandes Jorasses).
Additional information about Freeride in Death Zone you can find by the link