World renowned climber Andy Parkin has been evacuated by Air Force after being avalanched while trying to climb Plateau Peak (7,287m) in the East Karakoram. He was struck while in his tent and was carried into a 30m-deep crevasse. He was able to extract himself and sound the alarm, but injuries to his back kept him from moving and he had to be evacuated.
Earlier, an Indian expedition from the Kolkata section of the Himalayan Club made the long awaited first ascent of Plateau Peak. This is the same peak Andy's team was after before being avalanched.
Boulder World Cup Results from Munich:
Anna Stohr finished off her record season by winning her seventh event out of eight in the Boulder World Cup. In the case of the eighth event where she did not win, she came second. During the 25 years of World Cups, no winner has ever been as superior as Anna.
Among the men, Rei Sugimoto had his first victory. The difficulty level set by the chief route setter was perfect throughout the whole event.
1. Anna Stohr AUT - Rei Sugimoto JPN
2. Alex Puccio USA - Thomas Tauporn GER
3. Shauna Coxsey GBR - Rustam Gelmanov
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Climber Andy Parkin Avalanched in Himalayas | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 114
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