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Oxford University Schweizerland 96

With the declared aim of making at least ten first ascents, it might have been thought that this team was being somewhat optimistic. In the event, despite regular blizzards, they climbed no less than 28 routes, of which 26 reached summits and 24 were first ascents. The peaks - mostly unnamed - were between 1,500m and 2,265m high, and involved climbing up to AD+. They also collected snow samples for analysis back in the UK.

July - August 1996
Richard Pash with Ian Brewer, Rupert Finn, Steve Fisher, Lucy Pash and Cynnedd Richards

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