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Changabang 1996

With its dramatic profile, Changabang, 6,864m, has attracted several strong parties of British climbers in the past, but it lies in an area of East Garhwal which has been closed for some years. This area is now open again - subject to an additional IMF 'handling fee' - and this team hoped to make the first ascent of the very steep 1,300m North Face. Unfortunately, Andy Perkins had contracted salmonella during the approach, and although they all completed a major portion of the route, he became so ill that the attempt had to be abandoned at c6,200m.

May -June 1996
Julie-Ann Clyma with Brendan Murphy, Roger Payne and Andy Perkins

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