Climbers For Peace

Igor Svergun  02.10.66 – 06.22.13
Honorary Member – Climbers for Peace

Igor was one of the top climbers from Ukraine during the USSR period. After “perestroika” he continued to climb and became a sought after mountain guide for expeditions to the Himalaya. He was among the climbers killed at the Nanga Parbat Base Camp in Pakistan by terrorists. Igor had ascended and was an expedition member of many important 8,000+ meter mountains including summiting Mt. Everest twice, Lhotse, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, Ama Dablam, Pumori and Cho Oyu. He helped to rescue his climbing partner Vladimir Gorbach in 1999 from 8,600 meters atop Mt. Everest, one of the highest rescue operations in history. Igor earned many awards from the Soviet Union and Ukraine including International Master of Sports and several awards for courage and merit. He will be sadly missed.