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Lobsang Spire/Grand Cathedral 1996

This international team - 1 British, 3 Americans and 2 Swedes - hoped to climb new Big Wall routes on Lobsang Spire, 5,707m, and Grand Cathedral, 5,828m, from the Baltoro Glacier. After 7 pitches up to A3/E2/6a, an attempt on the S Face of the former reached c5,500m but they were then confronted with an A5 pitch on poor rock, plus a shortage of time and food. They were therefore forced to withdraw without setting foot on Grand Cathedral.

June - July 1996
James Rowel with Ethan Jessup, Micah Jessup, Dave Martin, Christer Jansson and Marco Kupiainen

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