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British Sikkim 1996

Until 1962, Sikkim was a popular haunt of British climbers, but then the 'Inner Line' was drawn, and everything changed. However, following a barrage of letters from Scott and various others, this expedition was allowed into the area with the hope of making the first ascents of Chombu, 6,362m, and/or Gurudongmar West, 6,630m. Unfortunately precipitation on most days with little consolidation made for a high avalanche risk, so they had to content themselves with a most useful reconnaisance of the two main peaks, plus the first ascent of Pt 5745m, which they named Chombu East.

September - November 1996
Doug Scott with Phil Bartlett, Mark Bowen, Mike Clarke, Paul Crowther, Julian Freeman-Attwood, Lindsay Griffin and Skip Novak

Other expeditions nearby