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British Arwa Spires

In 1999, an expedition (99/19, reported in AJ105) to the Arwa area of the Garhwal succeeded in climbing the Tower but failed on the Spire, 6,193m. Using knowledge gained on that earlier trip by Kenton Cool, this team first made unsuccessful attempts at routes on the N Face and the Central Buttress before turning their attention to the E Ridge. Here they were more fortunate, and all but Wills (who was unwell) reached the summit by an 800m TD route.

October 2000
Al Powell with Andy Benson, Pete Benson, Kenton Cool, Ian Parnell and Dave Wills

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