Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Ikhatta Karna

These three Canada-based rock climbers hoped to make the first ascent of the NE ridge of Peak 5700, (south of the Choktoi glacier) which they had dubbed 'Hidden Tower'. However, an early reconnaissance proved that the rock quality on the mountain was generally poor with exfoliating loose granite, so they turned their attention to a rock peak down-valley and slightly east of their original objective. They made three attempts on this, reaching a northern sub-summit (c5,200m), on the multi-pinnacled summit ridge but stopping short of the highest point when they were hit by bad weather. Nevertheless, their third excursion was a fine achievement involving a 19-hour round trip.

July - August 2007
Luisa Giles, Sarah Hart & Jacqueline Hudson

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