Azerbaijan's most titled climber goes to fourth eight-thousand

Baku/05.09.19/Turan: Israfil Ashurly, the only Azerbaijani conqueror of the highest point of the Earth - Everest and two more eight-thousand-strong peaks of the Himalayas, is preparing for the next high-altitude climb in Nepal.

Ashurly as part of an international expedition will take part in the ascent to the summit of Manaslu (8156 m.) Israfil Ashurly told Turan, in the middle of next week, climbers plan to get to the base camp at the approaches to the summit. Climbing is planned along the Northeast wall. The conquering of the summit is planning to the end of September-beginning of October.

It is noteworthy that Ashurly plans not to use help. Sherpa porters and climb without oxygen, which is doubly difficult and dangerous. Climbing organizer Chatur Tamang (Chatur"s Treks & Expeditions).

This spring, Ashurly conquered the third peak of the world - Lhotse (8501), in 2011 he climbed Kantenjunga (8586 m.) and in 2007 - Everest (8848 m.)

* Israfil Ashurly (born in January 16, 1969). Executive Secretary of the Ice-Climbing Commission (2010-2017) at the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation), President of the Youth Committee (Youth Commission 2012-2016) UIAA, President of the Azerbaijan Mountaineering Federation (2010-2016), member of the Euro Presidium - Asian Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Association (EAMA since 2011), judge of the international category in ice climbing, master of sports of Azerbaijan.

The first "Snow Leopard" in the history of Azerbaijani mountaineering (2009) and the first conqueror of the North Pole (2009). Co-founder of Azerbaijan Alpine Club/Azerbaycan Alpine Klubu/Azerbaijan Alpine Club.

On March 4, 2009, by a decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Israfil Ashurly was awarded the Taraggi (Progress) medal.

Cavalier of the mountaineering Order "Edelweiss" of the First and Second degrees. -02B-

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