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British Sikkim 2005

Although the fact that Sikkim has borders with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan means that all visitors have to obtain an 'inner line' permit, this is not difficult, and the authorities have recently designated a number of peaks in the area around the Talung glacier as 'trekking peaks'. Having seen some of these during 2004, Clyma and Payne returned to explore the glacier and hopefully to make first ascents in the area. Despite poor and very cold weather throughout, two peaks were climbed: the north summit of Lama Lamani c5,650m received its first ascent via the NW flank and W ridge (AD+) and then Tinchenkang (6,010m) by its NW ridge at D- (probably its first 'alpine-style' ascent and third overall).

March - April 2005
Julie-Ann Clyma with Roger Payne plus Kunzang Gyatso Bhutia and Sagar Rai from the Sikkim Amateur Mountaineering Association

Other expeditions nearby