Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

'Eigerwand of the Khumbu'

Although appearing to be a very steep 1,000m face (very similar to that of the Eigerwand) on a stand-alone 6,070m summit, strictly speaking this team's objective forms the gable end to the long NE ridge of Kangtega. It was therefore necessary for them to obtain a permit for Kangtega itself. Unfortunately, whilst staying in lodges during their approach to the mountain, both team members contracted chest infections which sapped their energy. They were also very concerned regarding the condition of the snow, so although they succeeded in bivouacking at 4,300m they were unable to make a serious attempt on the route.

October - November 2004
Rich Cross with Paul Ramsden

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