British Army Kang Yissay
The main aim of this team from the Army Intelligence Corps was to make the first ascent of the NE Ridge of Kang Yissay I, 6,400m, in Ladakh. From a camp at 5,800m, a steep ascent (AD) took them onto the ridge, but they found that the 60 degree summit slope was highly avalanche prone, so the attempt was terminated at 6,200m. From a glacier to the south, they then catalogued potential routes on Kang Yissay II and Kang Yissay Ill, with an attempt on the N Ridge of the latter to 6,000m. Returning to KY I, they climbed the very exposed S Ridge (IV) to 6,360m, where exhaustion forced a retreat.