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Himalayan Ski Crossing 1998

As a follow-up to his very successful OUEDS Zanskar Expedition (95/01) this leader planned to traverse the Himalayan chain on ski from Lamayuru in the N to Spiti in the S: five food/fuel dumps were pre-placed in order to make the trip as lightweight as possible. Delays at the start reduced the time available, but the team succeeded in crossing from Heniskut to Jildo via the Kanji La, 5,150m (first winter crossing), and then to Padum over the Pensi La, 4,401m. The 5,468m Kang La took them to Udaipur but then, instead of going over the Kunzum La as planned, they crossed the Rhotang La, c3,900m, to terminate the trip at Manali after travelling some 500km in five weeks.

February - April 1998
Ben Stephenson with Amar Inamdar and Joe McCarron

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