Author: Slava Soldatkin, Saransk, Russia
The climbing program was not easy. It was necessary to be acclimatized (it was especially important to spend the night in Camp 3) during a short period of good weather, to rest and recover before the next weather window and, of course, to make the ascent before the weather turned bad again. And we succeeded. Our guide Vladimir Roshko took into account these weather vagaries and designed our program correctly. After acclimatization we reached Camp 3 and felt comfortable enough as we had almost no symptoms of mountain sickness. The ascent to the summit itself was not as easy as the ascent to Camp 3 (after all, nearly 7,000m high gave some difference), but it was clear that without the preceding acclimatization it would have been impossible to reach the summit and go down without problems. Vladimir's extensive experience in high-altitude mountaineering and his knowledge of the mountains allowed us to overcome all the difficulties we encountered along the route. Vladimir proved to be a professional mountaineer and a true friend who understands and supports us in difficult situations. Thanks to him and the club Kuluar for a successful climbing program on Lenin Peak. And yes, I can safely recommend Vladimir as a guide in the world of high mountains.