Nepali officials have denied a summit certificate to Russian mountaineer Katya Lipka, who flew a Ukrainian flag atop the world’s tallest peak
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Stanislav Kleshnov, vice president of the Ukraine National Climbing Federation and the partner of the first network of climbing walls in Ukraine (Space and TheWall), converted his gyms into temporary shelters and aid stations.
For the German climber and his family, life has changed dramatically over the past five weeks.
Mountaineer Irina Galay wants Russian climbers blocked from the high peaks
52 minutes to solo nearly 700 feet. The two climbers want to draw attention to the courage and bravery of the Ukrainian people.