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British Makrong Chhish 1996

Despite several previous expeditions, Makrong Chhish, 6,607m, still awaits its first ascent. This strong team made two attempts, first climbing the NE Ridge to join the E Ridge, where progress was curtailed at 5,400m owing to an unstable knife-edge snow arete. Their second attempt, using the SE Ridge to access the E Ridge, reached 6,400m where a combination of snow, cold and poor weather conditions caused another retreat.

August - September 1996
Simon Yates with Steve Sustad

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