AT 38 YEARS
He was part of one of the few independent expeditions in the eight thousand along with Roman Abildaev and Rasim Kashapov. He fell into a crevasse more than 6,600 meters above sea level during the alpine-style summit.
The great mountains of the Himalayas have once again clothed themselves in sadness this weekend due to death Nadya Oleneva in it Dhaulagiri. The Russian mountaineer lost her life during the alpine-style summit that her lightweight expedition of just three members, without the support of Sherpas or supplemental oxygen, had begun. According to Nepali and Russian sources, he fell more than 6,600 meters and fell into a crevasse.
The small Russian team consisted of Roman Abildaev, Rasim Kashapov and the aforementioned Nadya Oleneva. He intended to carry out an ascent as autonomously as possible, in a style that, unlike the vast majority of current expeditions to the eight thousand, had a certain sporting relevance. While the three of them focused on Dhaulagiriother comrades of his are trying to climb a new route on the southern slope of Cho Oyuin a double expedition organized by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.
A crack at 6,680 m
As can be seen from the testimonies which Roman Abildaev and Rasim Kashapovthe three advanced along the slopes of Dhaulagiri on Saturday, October 14, around 11:30 a.m., when the accident happened. Minutes after the two arrived at campo 2 (6,680 m), Rasim Kashapov stepped back to watch his climbing partner ascend, but could not see her. He went down a few meters until hit with his cane and with clear signs of slipping. They both followed these signs, which 200 meters below reached the end of the slope, which led to a very broken area of the glacier, with seracs and cracks.
The arrival of some clouds motivated them to pick up their things and return to base camp. When reviewing data from GPS locator by Nadya Olenevathey caught its signal from about 500 meters down.
Body placed from the air
Yesterday Sunday, Nadya Oleneva’s body could be located from the air, on a reconnaissance flight by the Kailash Helicopter Company, piloted by Captain Philipp Schwegler and with Roman Abildaev as passenger. They saw it trapped in a crevasse of the glacier, at about 6,100 meters of the height
The plan now involves carrying out a long line operation to recover the body, evacuate it from the mountain and transfer it to Kathmandu from where it would be repatriated. Nadya Oleneva38 years old, already had a remarkable history of campaigns, including Russian golden ice axe 2022 for his ascension to pico Korolev (5,816 m) with Ratmir Mukhametzanov and Alexander Parfyonov.