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Hadfield Allai Expedition

John Town and Shiona Dawson made the first British ascent of Mount Bielukha (4,514m) in the Altai mountains of W Siberia, in company with 2 West German and 7 Russian climbers. The summit was reached on 5 August by a circuitous route from the N, round the E end of the impressive 5km long ice-and-rock wall of the N face at the head of the Ak-Kem glacier. The ascent was completed by the normal SE ridge route.

July - August 1984
John Town and Shiona Dawson from Britain

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