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Shiwakte Scottish Mountaineering Club Centenary Expedition

The Shiwakte peaks (first sighted by Aurel Stein in 1913 and reconnoitred from a distance by Skrine in 1922-24) lie E of Mt Kongur. This six-member party was obliged by Chinese bureaucracy to approach the E side of the range from the Karakul Lakes and over the Karatash Pass, instead of the more direct approach used by some on the return. One team succeeded in the first ascent of Shiwakte 11 (6,150m) from the S. Others made separate attempts on Shiwakte IlIA and Shiwakte I from the col between the two, and reconnoitred more of this attractive range from the outlying peaks of Aghalistan III and IV.

July - August 1988
Geoff Cohen with Hamish Irvine, Grahame Nicole, Barry Owen, Stan Pearson and Des Rubens

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