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New Zealand Unclimbed China

When this NZ pair arrived in Chengdu en route for the Nyenchentangla East region of Tibet, they found that all permits for Tibet had just been rescinded by the CTMA due to illegal climbing by several teams (none supported by the MEF). Fortunately, permits for the Daxue Shan range of Sichuan were on offer instead, so they were able to select new objectives rather than return home empty-handed. From Chengdu a two-day drive and a four-day walk took them to the Moxi Gu valley, from which they were successful in making two first ascents, Longemain (6,294m) and Daddomain (6,380m) both by their west ridges.

September - November 2004
Sean Waters with Jo Kippax

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