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Sissu Nala '98

There is confusion over the naming of certain peaks in the Lahul region of India, with several being called 'Gep(h)an(g) Goh'. By climbing in the area, this team hoped to clarify the nomenclature and establish relative heights. Pt. 5870m - now just known as 'Gephan' - has been climbed twice before, but this team attempted the first ascent of its W Ridge. After climbing (up to Scottish grade III) to a col above a second glacier with three bivouacs, the apparent early arrival of the monsoon brought heavy snow above 5,200m. This made progress very slow over difficult crevassed ground, so with no equipment for a further bivouac, they abandoned the attempt at 5,500m.

July - August 1998
Ian Ford with Trevor Milton, Andy Parkinson and Mark Smith plus Wilrik Sinia from Holland

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