Mingi Tau Минги Тау 5642m
After 5 h and 18 min I reached the summit and turned around right away to return down to the ridge where I had to descent carefully over blank ice. 4 spikes of my crampons broke off – a dangerous situation! My facial protection mask also started to freeze pretty badly which hindered my breathing, so I had to finally take it off. My nose was not too happy about it but I got away with only slight frost bite. On 4.700 m I reached the ski depot and skied down non stop. After 7 h 12 min I was back in Azau. My thighs were smooth as butter. Stangl did not use any depots and abstained from using any external help. His record, however, only held for 2 years.