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British Gangotri Gal Expedition '82

Nick Kekus and Richard Cox made a bold attempt on Shivling (6,543m). After some Grade V rock climbing, on 22 September they reached the top of the ice field. At 6,100m Cox fell when an anchor failed while hauling sacks. His injuries made him incapable of descending himself and in the course of being lowered down the face he was killed.

August - October 1982
Nick Kekus and Richard Cox from Britain

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