Novak: To meet an idea on Goverli I matured New Year almost
three years. When it, so to say, mature, I appealed to Askara, with which
repeatedly was in mountain hikes. It at once pleased to him, and afterwards
other joined in with us.
Consequently 30, December we
arrived on private tourist refuge of family of Buzak in the natural boundary of
Koz'meschik. On the post of avariyno-ryatuval'noy service of village of Lazeschina, where we were
marked, it was said us, that a weather on New Year is not the best - a rain and
drizzle is foreseen.
Gizhirov: In the morning on December, 31 we congratulated
person celebrating his the name-day Sashu Novaka and, when somewhere at midday
a rain changed on wet snow, left on the submission of Goverli. Met a road with
the group of Lvov which already returned from a top. From them we knew, that it
is covered ice, but we to it were ready. Each had «lady-cats», ski sticks and
ice-axes. We walked up a mountain, snow fallen, but not mood.
Storozhuk: Yes, mood did not do for me even that my clothes,
put it mildly, were not counted on such weather. Thank you to the friends which
brushed off «from the world on a filament to naked on a shirt».
Small: Though I was the youngest in a command and
experience of winter ascents failing me, but kept abreast of comrades.
Gizhirov: On a top we rose already at dark. Unstrong Sonth
wind blew. We put two tents after reinforced-concrete steloy
from an opposite from wind side by outputs on a north. Fastened tents by
ice-axes and ski sticks. Going in the tent of person celebrating his the
name-day - Alexandra Novaka and, having a drink hot tea, agreed to meet again
for a half a hour to New Year. Going back to the tent, we with Volodeyu
Storozhukom saw that a fellow and girl walked up a top - it is pleasant it was
to meet our countrymen from the city of Chamois - Igor and Oksana. They came
simply, «marked», and after glass of hot tea went downward. They fully could
appear the last, who saw us.
Storozhuk: It was approximately eleventh evening. I dozed
itself, wind had rocked a tent, as though swim on a boat. Azh suddenly is a
scream of Askara in an ear: «Wake up, because, presumably, from a tent blew off
awning!». Open eyes - above me most real Santa claus was inclined. A person,
beard of Askara, is stuck up snow. Wind blew with frightful force, and snow got
in a tent through a vent opening, fully zasipavshi our spal'niki
and all of things. Here I, presumably, understood that a ship rat the house of
which begins to sink feels. I got out from an emergency tent, grabbing spal'nik
only. And around - continuous ekstrim: darkness, reckless wind, snow, frost. And I -
«without a band». Fingers on hands squirmed and zadubili,
because mittens remained in a tent. From a tent did not blow off awning, only
tore one shtormvidtyazhku. Made an attempt zastibnuti
lightning on an output - fingers instantly froze to sulky.
Гіжиров: Honestly speaking, my tent was not counted on such ekstrim.
Through the features of construction ventilation and awning can it was be
closed only from outside. And snow inward got a tent because wind at night
changed from Sonth on a north!
Leaning karimat to
the entrance, removed whole night attacks of wind. Just in case I prepared to
the emergency lowering, but only then, if survived the plastic arcs of tent and
wind would tear him to pieces. I would not from him go out differently. In
fact, putting tents, we linked them between itself. If I went out from it and
in time did not cut twine, a tent at once would carry out the role of parachute
and would pull at my friends downward. Therefore, putting boots on in boots and
fastening to them «lady-cats», sat a north, through what vidmoroziv
itself two toes.
A large polar explorer R.
Amundsen noticed at one time: «To the cold zviknuti is
impossible». And I felt it on itself, as talk, on all «one hundred». That not zasnuti
and not freeze, decided to have a drink coffee. Dug out the gas compulsion from
under snow, took off a mitten, and a bulb instantly froze to the hand. It was
with outstanding effort and skin to tear away him.
Novak: Must add, that uncomfortably was all. Gustings
arrived at ten of meters for a second, a temperature fallen down to to -15
degrees on Celcius. Storozhuk explained to us, that happened, and remained in
our small tent. Now we were forced were to be disposed four together a «jack».
After a roar and moan of wind did not hear each other. Hidden in spal'niki
with a chairman and communicated between itself by mobile telephones, that not
always was succeeded.
Gizhirov: I also tried to get somebody on the phone to the
comrades, but in New-year night a mobile communication network, certainly, was
overloaded. Therefore in those short instants, when gustings calmed down, we
had called simply. Distance between tents made about two meters.
Kharvat: Yes, I yelled: «Askar!» and heard in reply only
Novak: In that night all pomoroziliextremities, fingers froze in mittens, inwardly blew
up them and was constantly khukhati both on one or on other hand. But I consider that we
yet took a place easily.
Gizhirov: Fortunately, to resort to the kray-nego
measure - to abandon a top - was not. He would not quite guarantee that we
would get down living and healthy. In fact in darkness without ceremony it is
possible it was to go out on cornices which threatened to be caused to the
fall, and and could from above nacrites by an avalanche.
At dawn I began to dig up things
and pack them in backpacks. My spal'nik, though downy, froze inwardly. I must was break him,
as plywood, at a knee. When got out from a tent, was staggered beauty of
new-year dawn. Although frost and increased, and wind did not calm down so,
there was not a cloud on sky. With the first sunbeams a top began to the play
gold radiance. Sfotografuvavshis' on memory, made a haste donizu.
Харват: I, for example, trusted finally, that night behind,
when in second times saw a sunrise. Not surprised, because the first dawn was
on a top. The second found us during lowering on the border of the forest, when
a sun climbed above Goverloy. I tried to take off this beauty on a video
camera, however much it froze. Rescued only old mechanical «Nikon»,
from ob'ektiva which, true, there was zishkrebtitovstenniy
layer of ice.
Afterwards, when we met the
third sunrise, a chamber thawed, and we on mention have a short film which we
unanimously named not «taken wind».
Small: If you saw expressions of persons of tourists from
refuge, when Askar hung up near grubki the enormous piece of ice, look like spal'nik!
And then beat out from a thermos the packages of tea, which became lollipops
also. Comments, as talk, superfluous.
Gizhirov: Certainly, a hike showed oneself heavy, however much
nobody stung, did not whine. We made sure, on what capable, and I am thankful
all, who was alongside with me. In general it is needed to add, that these were
our collections before a journey on Caucasus, where on us no less difficult
tests expected at an ascent on El'brus (5642 mcodes). So New Year on Goverli
became original school of survival in the extreme terms of visokogir'ya for us.
And that, who will decide to
walk our by tracks, it is desirable to say: remember that winter Chernogora is
the not Crimean resort. To it it is needed very carefully to prepare and
superfluous time not risk.