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British West face Salcantay (6271m) Expedition

Altering their objective from the W face, this five-man team made the first ascent of the technically difficult and avalanche-risky SW ridge, reaching the lower summit (6,030m) on the fourth day, descending by the E ridge in 1½days. This objectively dangerous route is well illustrated with topos drawn soon after the climb.

July - August 1986
Peter Leeming and Mark Lowe, Duncan Francis, Keith Milne and Paul Harris

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