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Kings College London MC Bolivia 2006

When Holman injured his knee during the first warm-up climb of this trip to the less popular northern region of the Cordillera Apolobamba, the leader was fortunately able to recruit a local climber to replace him. Together Netherton and Mamani attempted a traverse of the Palomani Tranca Group from the east, but after climbing Palomani Sur (its first ascent), Palomani Central and a subsidiary summit of Palomani Tranca, they encountered appalling rock on the main summit. Although it might have been possible to continue, deterioration in weather, the illness of both climbers and the prospect of a horrendous scree descent prompted an abandonment at this stage.

August - September 2006
Charlie Netherton with Jon Holman plus Pedro Mamani from Bolivia

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