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Shiva (6142m) is situated above the Pangi Valley of Himachal Pradesh, and had received several previous ascents via the long but relatively easy southwest flank, but the aim of this team was to make the first ascent of its NE Pillar, also known as ‘The Prow’. After acclimatising on a 5500m peak to the north of the Prow, over a period of nine days, Fowler and Ramsden successfully achieved their aim at a grade of ED Sup, descending via the unclimbed SE flank. Meanwhile Burns and Cartwright made the first ascent of a fine snow and ice peak (c.5500m) on the east side of the Tarundi Valley, giving it the name Shiva Shakkar.

September - October 2012
Mick Fowler with Steve Burns, Ian Cartwright and Paul Ramsden

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