Wednesday, Feb 21 2018
All Cities
Choose Your City
'That time Barnaul was undoubtedly the most cultural corner of Siberia. I named it Siberian Athens'
Pyotr Tyan-Shanskiy, 1856

Mystery as body of an industrial climber found frozen with icicles hanging from 3-storey block

By The Siberian Times reporter
16 January 2018

Yevgeny Tikhonov, 26, was climbing a student dormitory building in subzero temperatures; probe underway to discover how he died.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances of the climber's death. Picture: The Siberian Times

A small girl spotted the man’s body hanging from the outside of the building in Anzhero-Sudzhensk, 102 km north of regional capital Kemerovo, and alerted adults.

Tikhonov was a well-known and experienced industrial climber, who had worked repairing many tall buildings. 

His social media pages show him working on far taller buildings than the three storey student dormitory where he was found. 

Icicles had formed on his feet, and snow covered his body, suggesting he had been hanging for a long period at the building. 

But local media reported it was believed he had been there two hours before being found. 

Industrial climber found frozen with icicles hanging from 3-storey block


Industrial climber found frozen with icicles hanging from 3-storey block


Industrial climber found frozen with icicles hanging from 3-storey block


Industrial climber found frozen with icicles hanging from 3-storey block
Rescuers, police, Russian Guards and the Investigative Committee were called to the site. Pictures: The Siberian Times


The climber lived and worked in Anzhero-Sudzhensk, and had a girlfriend, a female friend said.

‘He loved working as industrial climber and often joked with us that he only came down to sleep’, she said. 

Rescuers, police, Russian Guards and the Investigative Committee were called to the site. 

An investigation is underway into the circumstances of his death. 

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy

Name

Town/Country

Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory


News

Business

The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies
EUR69.81USD56.65GBP79.05Other...