Mount Everest Foundation
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Parbati South West Ridge

At least three previous expeditions have attempted the SW Ridge of Parbati South (aka Pt. 6128) in the Kullu without success. This team researched the 800m route carefully and felt that - given reasonable weather - three weeks in the area should give them sufficient time to climb it. Initially the weather was relatively kind, and they were encouraged to find that the rock was good granite with pitches of VS and HVS. Then all this changed, with daily snowfalls and a band of very rotten unstable rock at 5,600m putting paid to their attempt. A dam project may mean that the beautiful approach via the Parbati Valley could be impassable within a few years.

August - September 2000
Olly Sanders with Martin Chester and Iain Peter

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