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Expedition Reports

The following notes summarise reports from the supported expeditions from 2009 to 2016. Reports can be refined by geographical area and purpose.

28 Expeditions found

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Ref: 12/23
August - September 2012
Jon Griffith with Will Sim
The Charakusa valley offers plenty of scope for new routes, and this team arrived in the area armed with a tick list. To acclimatise, they climbed the ‘British Route’ on Nayser Brakk (5200m) and... Read more
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Mazeno Ridge

Ref: 12/26
June - July 2012
Sandy Allan and Rick Allen from UK plus Cathy O’Dowd from South Africa
The Mazeno Ridge is the longest arête on any 8000m peak – a staggering 13km from the Mazeno Pass at 5377m to where it joins the south-southwest ridge or Schell Route, then another 2 km up slopes... Read more
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Raru Valley

Ref: 11/28
August - September 2011
Jonathan Moodie with Jonathan Bull, Robin Jones, Kunal Masania, Joe Prinold, Virgil Scott and Dominic Southgate (UK)
The side valley of the Raru in the Zanskar region is little explored, but reputed to have 35 unclimbed peaks between 5600m and 6300m. The team’s first objective was Lama Jimsa Kangri whose summit... Read more
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Singekang Valley

Ref: 10/19
October - November 2010
Dr Jeremy Windsor with George Carlton, Sandra Kennedy, Alan Tees & Andrew Tees from UK plus Martin Boner from Ireland
Although adjacent to the Spiti River Highway, the Singekang Valley appeared to be unvisited by western travellers until this team arrived. Their exploration identified a number of accessible peaks... Read more
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Imperial College Obra Valley

Ref: 10/13
September - October 2010
Jonathan Phillips with Boris Korzh, Phil Leadbeater, Kunal Masania and Andy McLellan
The Obra Valley is situated in India’s far Western Garhwal, and being little visited offered plenty of scope for exploration and first ascents. Although heavy rain and landslides delayed access to... Read more
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Ref: 10/06
September - October 2010
Malcolm Bass with Paul Figg from UK and Pat Deavoll from NZ
Although the original intention of this expedition had been another attempt to make the first ascent of Janahut (aka Jankuth 6805m) at the head of the Gangotri Glacier, this year they were refused a... Read more
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Ref: 10/12
April - May 2010
Geoff Cohen with Bob Hamilton, Dick Isherwood, Steve Kennedy and Dave Ritchie plus Paul Swienton from USA
Although Jopuno (5936m), has had three previous ascents, they had all been via its ridges, but this team hoped that the recent designation of certain peaks in Western Sikkim as ‘Alpine Peaks’... Read more
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Indo-American/British 2009 Saser Kangri II

Ref: 09/18
August - September 2009
Jim Lowther (UK) with Mark Richey, Steve Swenson & Mark Wilford (from USA) and Chewang Motup, Ang Tashi, Konchok Tinles Dahn Singh & Tsering Sherpa from India)
With access to the Indian Karakoram largely forbidden to foreign expeditions, many of the stunning mountains in the area remain unclimbed, including the East (ie: Main) summit of Saser Kangri II... Read more