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Rupshu (Ladakh)

This team had planned to explore a recently opened area of Ladakh, and make the first ascent of Thalda Kurmis (6,666m), but just before their departure they were informed that their permit had been rescinded. After a week of wrangling in Delhi, the already climbed Kang Yassay, 6,400m, was offered as an alternative. An attempt at a new route on the NE shoulder was abandoned at 5,600m owing to bad weather, but an ascent of the normal NW shoulder route to the lower summit, 6,100m, was successful.

July - August 1995
Mike Ratty with Anne Allcock, Nick Fellowes, John Lovett, John Shelley and Trevor Willis

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