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British Jomo Chu

In 1997 Town discovered a wealth of unclimbed 6,000m peaks in the Western Nyenchen Tanglha Range of Tibet. Unfortunately their return in 1999 coincided with a period of very poor weather with repeated snowfall and no prolonged spells of settled weather. Nevertheless, they achieved the first ascent of Machag, 6,025m, by its W Face (AD-). An attempt on Tangmonja, 6,328m, by it W Ridge (AD+ / AD ) had to be aborted at 5,920m due to poor weather and loose rock.

July - August 1999
John Town with Derek Buckle, Gary Hill, Alyson Starling, John Whiteley and Richard Wojtasewski

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