Pik Pobeda is the most northerly 7,000-metre peak in the world. A high
altitude symbol for mountaineers on the Asian continent, its steep and
exposed north face is 2,500 metres high. Kazakhs Gennadiy Durov and
Denis Urubko added a fourth route to the central and highest part of
this face, below the summit. Dollar Rod is a committing and technical
route undertaken in alpine style, a modern feat. Last November it was
awarded the sixth Asian Piolets d’Or.
- Piolets d'Or 2012: K7 West and Saser Kangri II the winners