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British Women's Karakoram 1994

Dangerous cornices and poor snow conditions prevented this team from actually standing on the summits of Mitre Peak (5,945m) and Sceptre (5,800m). However, on the former they reached c5,900m after making the second British ascent of the W face, and on the latter reached c5,400m on the unclimbed SW ridge. Their third objective, which they thought was Crown Peak, turned out to be a peak attempted by the RAF from the east and called Portcullis: the real Crown Peak remains unclimbed, and is situated several kilometres to the east, on a northerly extension of the Mitre-Sceptre ridge.

July - August 1994
Penny Clay with Julie Carter, Wyn Clayton and Mary Twomey

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