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Jannu, 7710μ
North Face

The "Big Wall - Russian Way" project consists in climbing new routes on the most famous walls in the world. A mountain wall is a natural phenomenal occurrence represented as a precipice more than 1000m long and with a steepness more than 70°.

First Attempt: Fall-2003

The Team
At present phase of the Project the members of the team were confirmed.
The climbers are:

Alexander Odintsov- the leader, St.Petersburg


Alexander Ruchkin - St.Petersburg


Nikolay Totmyanin - St.Petersburg


Sergey Borisov - Ekatherinburg


Kirievsky Gennady, Magnitogorsk


Alexey Bolotov - Ekatherinburg


Mikhail Pershin - Ekatherinburg


Dmitry Pavlenko, Ekaterinburg



Mikhail Mihailov - Bishkek


Ivan Samoylenko - St.Petersburg

Mikhail Bakin - St.Petersburg


The Sponsors are:

the Committee of physical training and Sport under St.Petersburg' Administration.

Panasonic - Jannu North Face


Jannu North Face

"Big Wall - Russian Way". Panasonic - Jannu North Face

Author: Nikolay Totmjanin, S.Petersburg

The Base camp

Ice-falls, a view from 5600 m

The Camp at 5600 m

A view on the mountain from the camp settled at 5600 m

1-st abrupt pitch of the route.
The altitude is 4800 m

At 6200 m. The camp at 5600 m is on a background.

A pitch at 6500 m

6700 m. The right side of the Wall

2-nd pitch above 7000 m

The portaledge at 7200 m.
A dark blue point is a tent set at 7000 m.

A view downwards from the portaledge at 7200 m.

2-nd pitch above the portaledge fixed at 7200 m. A cornice in 6 m width is on the left.

3-rd pitch above 7200 m.
Overcoming the cornice

S.Borisov and G.Kirievsky at the summit

The last day in the base camp

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