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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.

June - July 1998
Major Duncan Penry with Craig Currie, Andy Holman, Rhys Jones, Reg Marshall, Rob Smythe and lan Weatherstone, plus Chris Van Spall in support

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