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Kyashar (6769m) – previously known as Peak 43 – lies above the village of Tangnag in the Hinku Valley, and its summit was first reached in 2003 via the West Ridge and Face. In 2010, Houseman attempted the 1800m South Pillar with Tony Stone, reaching a snow ridge at 5700m (about the same point as two earlier Czech teams) where they abandoned the climb because Stone was suffering from the altitude. On this return trip the weather was unsettled, with so much snow that they did not even attempt the Pillar, but attempted a new route on the easier West Ridge. They climbed a rock buttress at 5800m, but above that the climbing was ‘sketchy’ on very poor rock, so the attempt was curtailed at 6000m.

April - May 2011
Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock (UK)

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