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Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

Russia's Safin seeks to reach new heights in Himalayas

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Russia's Marat Safin will bid to scale the world's sixth highest mountain, giving the former world number one a fresh challenge which looks set to rule him out of this month's Davis Cup semi-final against Germany.

Safin is part of an eight-member Russian expedition which is due to leave Nepal on Friday to climb Cho Oyu, the 8,201-metre (26,906 ft) mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border, a Nepalese hiking official told Reuters.

"This is an interesting climb but he has (had) very good physical exercise," Ang Tshering Sherpa, chief of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Thursday.

"He is young and energetic although the climb is challenging. I'm hopeful he will succeed," said the official, who also heads Asian Trekking, the agency providing logistic support to the expedition.

He said the expedition was expected to last over a month, which is also likely to rule Safin out of the Mumbai Open starting on September 24, a day after the Davis Cup tie.

Expedition leader Alexander Abramov said a successful attempt would add to the stature of the two-time grand slam winner.

"Hopefully to his many victories in tennis, Marat will add one more victory on the sixth highest mountain in the world," Abramov was quoted as saying on a mountaineering Web site.

Safin, who won the Australian Open title in 2005, has struggled with form and injuries since that triumph and his last match was a second round loss at this year's U.S. Open.
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If this article is true, then Safin will probably miss out on some of the indoor season though it's not known for sure how long exactly.

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Re: Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

so no DC either?
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Re: Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

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Maybe he's trying to find himself. Can't think of any other particularly good reason for this.

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Go Marat, climb this fucking mountain!
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Re: Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

Maybe he's looking for a new way to get high.

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far you can go.
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Re: Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

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So many people have climbed Marat, but now he has a chance to do some climbing of his own.

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Re: Safin to climb the Cho Oyu mountain

Since he can't climb in the rankings, climbing a mountain is the next best thing I guess.
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So many people have climbed Marat, but now he has a chance to do some climbing of his own.
Why climb Marat?

Because he's there.

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Good luck to Safin on this expedition. I hope he is careful.

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He will probably fall and kill himself, I wouldnt be completely surprised.
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Marat As long as he doesn't go and break something...

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This is awesome. I am so proud of him.

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what the fuck...lol neat
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Good luck!Safe travels
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