Today (or rather late yesterday night) Sergey Kofanov took off with a team of his alpinist friends for the town of Osh.. The objective of the new expedition is the assault of Lenin Peak (7,134 m). Besides Sergey, the team includes Ilya Slutskiy, Rafael Nagapetyants and Andrei Budnik. At 4 p.m. guys were already at the Lenin Peak Base Camp at an altitude of 3,600 meters. For the time being everybody is fitting their gear and checking out the environs. The team also ran successful tests of the Thuraya IP satellite modem, which has provided the team with a high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connection which will help the guys with publishing some updates on the course of the expedition on the website.

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