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Scottish Himalayan 1996

Two days before this team was due to depart for an attempt on Gupta Peak, c5,880m, in East Kishtwar, they received a fax indicating that the Government of India had not accorded clearance. Incredibly, within those two days a new objective was found, researched and permission received. Kullu Eiger, 5,646m, flanking the S side of the Parvati Valley, was named by Charles Ainger in 1970, but still waited its first ascent. In a four-day round trip, the steep 1,900m N face was climbed at an overall Alpine grade of TD, with rock to E1/A1 and ice/mixed to Scottish Grade V.

September - October 1996
Graham Little with Jim Lowther and Scott Muir

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