Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Far West Nepal

To make the first ascent of Gave Ding (6571m) via the North Face, followed if practical, by a ridge traverse to Lachama Chuli (6721m). Fowler and Ramsden reached the summit of Gave Ding via the North Face in six days from base camp. From the summit they felt that the proposed traverse to Lachama Chuli was not a worthwhile extension of their climb, and would not have added significantly to the success of the trip. Steve Burns and Ian Cartwright reached 5600m on Pt 6045, but retreated in the face of continuous hard ice. The weather was generally clear but cold, though there was snowfall of 2 feet on the summit day.

October 2015
Mick Fowler, Paul Ramsden, Steve Burns and Ian Cartwright

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