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Vitaliy Mikhaylovich ABALAKOV

mountain climber

Vitaliy ABALAKOV, USSR Mountain climber. Engineering; Captain, 2nd Alpine Team of “Spartak” Society, since 1945; senior associate, Central Research Institute of Physical Training; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR for mountain climbing.

Background

ABALAKOV, Vitaliy was born in 1906.

Education

Graduated Moscow Chemical Technology Institute.

Career

S. late 1920's has engaged in mountain climbing. Late 1930's climbed the Khanc Tengri. During this expedition froze left foot and fingers on both hands.

1958 accomplished a number of very difficult ascents in the Pamirs.