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New Zealand Kangri Garpo 2001

The area surrounding the Lhagu Glacier in SE Tibet is very remote so it offered an ideal opportunity for original exploration. Using skis from a relatively low altitude, they were the first climbers to reach the magnificent upper névé from where, still on ski, they climbed a peak of 5,7S0m. An attempt on one of the higher, more prominent, peaks failed due to the long time taken to ferry loads up the long glacier, and the unfortunate timing of bad weather.

October - November 2001
John Nankervis with Wilfrid Dickinson, Colin Monteath, Nicholas Shearer and John Wild

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