Khane Valley, almost adjacent to the famous Hushe Valley, boosts of some breathtakingly beautiful spires, never been climbed before.
Bulgarian hard climbers Nikolay Petkov, Doychin Boyanov and Mihail Mihaylov first surveyed the area in September last year and were bamboozled with all the splendid rocky spires which were never climbed before. They returned this year to bag consecutive 5000ers in the fag end of the year, climbing and naming the spires one after the other.
Also an American climber reached the Base Camp of Shingu Charpu (Great Tower, 5,850m).
As per the reports coming in from the climbers, On August 13-14, Nikolay Petkov, Doychin Boyanov and Mihail Mihaylov realized the unclimbed Vasil Levski peak (5733 m).Later the climbers moved in to bag the Grey Tower.
On Aug 19-20, Petkov and Boyanov ascended the big wall route on the east face of the unclimbed Grey Tower (5434 m).
Elaborating on their attempt at the Grey Tower towards the end of August, Petkov said, “We made a tent on the col between Meligo Peak and Grey Tower. It is difficult and dangerous to reach the col from Khane valley because the last 300 meters are icy, snowy and hit by early morning rock falls.”
The Bulgarians named the towers over the existing local names, then those given by the Korean teams, and finally applied their own nomenclature while naming the peaks.