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British-Indian NE Frontier - Arunachal Pradesh

This was the first expedition to be allowed into the Khurung River Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, and as a result suffered considerable delays due to army bureaucracy. Once that had been overcome, the 18-day walk-in through the hostile jungle environment in continuous rain proved to be extremely arduous, with various team members suffering from blood poisoning and leg injuries in addition to suspected typhoid and malaria. As a result, by the time base camp was reached, there was no one fit to climb; in fact Scott and Sandhu had to be evacuated by helicopter.

September - November 1999
Doug Scott with Greg Child, Balwant Sandhu, Akhil Sapru and four Darjeeling Sherpas

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