Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

British Greater Trango 2001

This team hoped to climb a new route on the 1,400m E Face of Greater Trango, c.6,240m, to the left of the Norwegian Pillar. Although huge avalanches swept the approach every 20 minutes with monotonous regularity, once established on the wall it was found possible to keep out of the line of fire. After 25 pitches a high point had been reached at 5,700m when bad weather made further climbing impossible. There was still no sign of an improvement when they had been trapped in their portaledges for seven days, but by now food was running out, so it was necessary to retreat.

June - August 2001
Mike ('Twid') Turner with Steve Long, Steve Mayers and Louise Thomas

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