Mount Everest Foundation
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Katkar Nala

Objective to complete first ascents of peaks at around 5900m in the Zanskar/Ladakh region of Northern India. They travelled to Leh, and then by road to Kargil and Padum. On arrival at Reru they found that the bridges and the main road connecting the Tsarap river villages had been washed away by floods two months earlier. This meant a longer than expected walk in. From a high base camp they made a first ascent of peak L5 (5897m). The climbing was PD+, with ice to 50 degrees, and extensive loose rock. An attempt was made on another peak (L4), but they were forced to retreat to avoid the approaching bad weather.

July - August 2015
Calum Nicoll, Struan Chisholm, Sam Newmark, and Calum McLellan

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