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Jangpar Wall Expedition


The main objective was to make an alpine ascent of the N Spur of the unclimbed Peak 5755 in the Miyar Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The approach was via Manali and the Rohtang Pass to the roadhead at Khanjar. From an Advanced Base camp at 4320m Moran and Dring made the first ascent of Pk 5755 (named Marakula Killer) via the North Spur, at Grade Alpine ED2 and with pitches up to Via+, and descended via the West Face. Meanwhile Sharpe and Crook crossed the Kang La Pass to set up their ABC at 4860m, and made the first ascent of Raja Peak (6267m) at Alpine ED2, Scottish 6, descending via the South Ridge. After returning to Base Camp (a round trip of 60km) they made the first ascent of James Peak (5780m) via its North Face at TD.

Himalaya – India

September - October 2016

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Martin Moran, John Crook, Dave Sharp and Ian Dring

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