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Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Peaks in Upper Tos Glacier Region, Kulu

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Peaks in Upper Tos Glacier Region, Kulu. Rowland Perriment, Bernie Jones, Dave Waddington, Pete Sinclair, Jim Byrne, Charlie Self and I visited the upper Tos Glacier region in May and June, 1976. We were accompanied by one local, Rigzing Ladakhi. We climbed seven peaks, all first ascents, alpine-style. Four of the peaks were in the southern ridge which encloses the East Tos Glacier. These were from west to east P c. 18,000 climbed on June 9, 1976 by Self, Sinclair, Rigzing via west face; east, beyond an unclimbed summit, P 19,800 on June 12 by Jones, Owen via south ridge; again east, beyond Roberts Peak, P 17,600 on June 2 by Sinclair, Rigzing via northwest face to south face; and also on June 2 P 17,820 by Jones, Owen via northwest face of P 17,600 and north ridge. North of the East Tos Glacier on May 30 Perriment and Waddington climbed the middle (19,800 feet) of the three peaks between White Sail and Rinzing. On May 23 Perriment, Jones, Waddington and Owen ascended the first peak (17,650 feet) on the ridge that runs southwest from Roberts Peak by its southwest ridge. On May 23 Self soloed the westernmost of the three peaks on the ridge that runs east and west south of these other peaks.

Clive Owen, University of Bristol Mountaineering Club, England

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