September 01, 2022: Two Russian climbers have died on August 28 while climbing Kyrgyzstan’s Lenin Peak (7,134m) reported that they died from carbon monoxide poisoning while in their tent during an ascent.

One of the climber was a well-known mountain guide known for climbing long hours carrying heavy loads 38 years old Vyacheslav Sheiko, known by many as Slava Topol. Another climber was his client named as Georgiy Veselovsky.

According to various reports the incident happened  at just over 6,000 metres and there’s currently an investigation into what happened taking place.

Lelin peak lies in the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the Pamir mountain range and is the second-highest point of both countries. It is considered one of the less technical 7000 m peaks in the world to climb and it has by far the most ascents of any 7000 m or higher peak on Earth.

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