Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Thumbnail 2000

The 1,300m E Face of Agdlerussakasit, 1,763m - aka 'The Thumbnail' - rises straight out of Torssuqatoq Sound with no foreshore, and has been described as 'the world's biggest sea-cliff'. This team achieved its first free ascent in 6 days with 31 pitches up to E6 6b. Sadly, whilst they were descending, they heard on their radio that Matthew Bransby had been killed in an abseil accident on a one-day climb near Base Camp. The MEF extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

July - August 2000
Ian Parnell with Ben Bransby, Matt Dickinson and Gareth Parry, plus Matthew Bransby and Sandy Ogilvie in support

Other expeditions nearby