Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Rimo III

Rimo III (7233m) is situated in the remote area of the Indian East Karakoram, and although the peak was climbed from the north in 1985 by Fotheringham and Wilkinson, the beautiful SW Face remained as one of the long outstanding challenges of the area. After establishing a base camp at 4950m on the North Terong Glacier and an ABC at 5350m, the British climbers acclimatised on ground leading to the col between Rimo III and Rimo II. Unfortunately, after reaching 6200m bad weather forced them to retreat and they then spent ten days waiting for an improvement. But the SW Face of Rimo III never cleared, so they decided to change objective. They chose an attractive looking un-named rocky peak between BC and ABC on the west end of the Sondhi/Sundrbar ridge. In a 2-day alpine style push (maximum difficulty AI 3) they were successful, recording a height of 6365m on the summit (map height 6330m). They have proposed the name Dunglung Kangri for the peak.

August - September 2012
Malcolm Bass with Paul Figg & Simon Yearsley from UK plus Satya Dam, Dan Singh Harkotiya, Tashi Phunchok & Konchok Thinless from India: also Rachel Antill (UK)

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