The names of the sportsmen who have registered to take part in Elbrus Race (speed climbing) on September, 14 in this class are well known all over the world and the results of their achievements are given in the information resources (Internet sites, sports magazines, television programs), who publish materials about their unique physical opportunities and exceptional virtue.
- Nicolas Tomyanin (St-Petersburg)
- Denis Urubko (Almaty)
- Andrey Puchinin (Almaty)
- Sergey Surmonin (Moscow)
- Svetlana Sharipova (Almaty)
- Christian Stangl (Austria)
Denis Urubko (Almaty) is one of the strongest high mountaineers in Kazakhstan, a World class athlete, who has climbed the peaks of ten of 14 eight thousand meters high mountains of our planet, not using additional oxygen – Everest, Lkhotze, the Hidden Peak, Gasherbrum II (the speed climbing for 7 hours 30 minutes and the descent for 4 hours), Kanchendzhangu, Shisha Pangmu, Nanga Parbat, the Broad Peak (2 ascensions, one of which was made by the new route on the South-West wall in tandem in the Alpine style, this ascension was nominated for Golden Ice Axe as one of the best ascensions in 2005), Annapurnu, Manaslu (2 ascensions, one of which was made by the new route in tandem in the Alpine style in spring 2006). He has received the title of Snow Leopard (he fulfilled the program (i.e. climbed to 5 seven thousand meters high mountains) during one season). In 2000 he became the winner of the speed climbing to the peak of Khan Tengri (7010 m), it took him 7 hours 40 minutes to climb to the peak and together with the descent it took him 12 hours 21 minutes. He has become a winner in the speed climbing competitions to the peaks of Amangelda, Abay and Nursultan for many times.
Andrey Puchinin (Almaty) is a constant participant of speed climbing competitions in Kazakhstan. In 2000 he climbed the seven thousand meters high peak of Khan Tengri (7010 мm) for 12 hours (together with the descent it took 19 hours 02 minutes), and took 3rd place. In 2003 he took part in Khan Tengri speed climbing up to 6800 m and took 2nd place. In July 2006 he became the winner in the speed climbing competition to the peak of Nursultan.
Nicolas Tomyanin (St-Petersburg)
Nicolas Tomyanin (St-Petersburg) is a professional mountain guide and a merited master of mountaineering sports. He has received the title of Snow Leopard for five times. He has 16 ascensions of the highest, the sixth category, and over 40 ascensions of the fifth category, six very difficult winter ascensions, and more than 35 ascensions to the peaks higher than 7000 m. They were to the peak of the Communism (7495 m) — 7 ascensions, among them one during 28 hours; the peak of the Victory (7439 m) — 5 ascensions, the peak of Lenin (7134 m) — 6 ascensions (among them a speed ascension during 12 hours 46 minutes (station – peak — station); the peak of Evgeniya Korzhenevskaya (7105m) - 8 ascensions, including the speed ones and those held in winter; the peak of Khan Tengri (7010 m) – 8 ascensions (one for 14 hours). In 2003 as a member of the Anniversary Expedition of St-Petersburg he climbed the peak of Everest, and it was the single ascension with no usage of additional oxygen during that season. In 2006 he climbed Everest again without usage of additional oxygen. In 2004 as a member of Russian Path – Walls of the World team he climbed the North Wall of Zhannu, which shook the climbing world. The mountain climbers ascended very sophisticated 700 meters vertical wall, the foundation of which lies at 7000 m. For climbing to Zhannu the team was awarded with Golden Ice Axe, the most prestigious award in the mountaineering sports.
Sergey Surmonin (Moscow) is a skier and marathon runner, who participated in 100 km supermarathons. In 2001 he climbed Khan Tengri (7010 m), in 2002 – the peak of Lenin (7134 m), and a year later he participated in a very interesting ascension to the peak of Khan Tengri, where he took 5th place. In 2005 he climbed the peak of Evgeniya Korzhenevskaya (7105 m) and the peak of the Communism (7495 m), and in 2005 he climbed the peak of Evgeniya Korzhenevskaya at a glance without any preliminary acclimatization. In the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau (Kazakhstan) he became the prize winner in climbing to the peaks of Amangelda, Abay and Nursultan for many times. In July 2006 he took 2nd place in the speed climbing competition to the peak of Nursultan. He also took part in the expedition to Everest in 2006.
Svetlana Sharipova (Almaty) is a strong sportsman from the Central Sports Club of the Army in Kazakhstan, a constant participant and winner among women in the annual speed climbing competitions to the peaks of Amangelda, Abay and Nursultan. In July 2006 she again became the winner among women in the speed climbing competition to the peak of Nursultan.
Christian Stangl (Austria) – In April 2006 he made a speed climbing to Western Elbrus from Azau clearing during 5 hours 18 minutes. The total time from Azau – the peak — Azau took 7 hours 12 minutes. On May 25 2006 he climbed the peak of Everest by the classical route from the North (from China Side) from 6400 m without using additional oxygen for 16 hours 42 minutes.