A few members of the Kazakhstan National team pull of a stunningly fast winter ascent yesterday at 14.02 local time. Kazakh hard men Vassiliy Pivtsov, Sofrygin Alexander and Gabbasov ldar pulled off the 3e ever winter ascent of Kantengri. The most northerly placed summit over 7000 meters. Round trip Almaty - Summit - Almaty 13 days! This peak is hard to bag in summer and is well know for its harsh conditions.