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Oxford University Department of Earth Sciences Zanskar Gorge Winter 1995

For most of the year the Zanskar gorge is inaccessible owing to the size of the river. This team of graduates therefore took advantage of the winter, when temperatures can drop to -30°C, to construct a geological crosssection of the rocks of the area. After walking along the frozen river from Bazgo to Padam, one team member was unwell and was evacuated by helicopter, but the others made their exit on skis towing pulks to Kargil, achieving the first January crossing of the Pensi La, 4401m.

December 1994 - February 1995
Ben Stephenson with Joe McCarron, Oliver Hassall and Mike Searle

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