Brits Complete Major New Route in India
Bass and Figg carried on with increasing technical difficulty in the upper wall. Despite a rockfall injury, a 35-foot fall, and dropped gear and camera, the two topped out on the face on the eighth day of climbing, then traversed a long ridgeline toward the summit, where they stopped just below the top out of respect for the deity Vasuki. Out of food, the pair traversed the peak and descended the northwest ridge, returning to camp late on their 10th day out.
The Britons likely made the third ascent of the peak. Their route had seen a serious attempt in 2008 by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden, who climbed six days on the west face, reaching about 6,400 meters, before retreating.
Read the full story at the BMC website.
Date of Ascent: October 2010
Source: Thebmc.co.uk, Lindsay Griffin
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