Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

British Minya Konka Expedition

The team aimed to make an ascent of the impressive line on Minya Konka’s South Face in the Daxue Range. After waiting and acclimatising for almost a whole month in base camp they made an attempt on the 16th October but were turned back three days later. Whilst they failed to get above 5800m due to the high snowfall, they found the buttress on the south face to be one of the very best unclimbed lines in China. The approach is very long and hazardous given that two separate ice falls need to be navigated but a potential expedition could be well rewarded.

September - October 2018
Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock

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