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Denis Urubko - Russia

Denis Urubko: his story is a fairytale. Born in 1973, he dreamt of becoming an actor, but then discovered alpinism and, after his first few experiences in Pamir, he moved to Kazakhstan, becoming a member of the army sport club. It all went uphill from there, so much so that Denis is now one the strongest mountaineers in the world, having summited all the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks (without oxygen) via new routes, in alpine style on Broad Peak (south-west face, 2005), Manaslu (north-east face, 2006), Cho Oyu (south-east face, 2009, for which he was awarded the Piolets d’Or) and Lhotse (north ridge, 2010). We should also mention the first Makalu (2009) and Gasherbrum II (2011) winter ascents, both with Simone Moro. Last but not least, Denis climbed the 7,000-metre peaks of the former Soviet Union several times, crafting a marvellous path on the north face of Peak Pobeda. A real dreamer, he is a true romantic and largely unpredictable. He currently lives in Italy and, when he arrives in Premana, at the C.A.M.P. Headquarters, the party begins.

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