Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

British Tibet 1996

It seems incredible that a mountain range similar in length to the Nepal Himalaya had never been visited by Western mountaineers, but that was the case with the Nyain-Qen-Tanglha range in central Tibet, some 400km NE of Lhasa. This intrepid pair therefore set out to reconnoitre the range, and hopefully discover a feasible route up the highest mountain, Sepu Kangri, 6,950m. Journeying by jeep, on foot and on horseback, they achieved those aims, and plan to return in 1997 to attempt the peak, known to the locals as 'The Great Snow Mountain with the Sacred Lake'.

August 1996
Dr Charles Clarke with Chris Bonington

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