Thamserku, West Ridge. Our expedition made a new route on Thamserku’s west ridge. We had Camps I and II at 5500 and 6000 meters. We fixed 2000 meters of rope. On October 25 Sonam, Pemba Sherpa and I reached for the first time the 6300-meter foresummit. François Poissonnier and I left Base Camp on October 29 and bivouacked at 6200 meters. On October 30 we climbed the narrow, delicate ridge to the summit (6623 meters, 21,730 feet) and returned to the bivouac. We descended to Base Camp on the 31st.
Marc Batard, Club Alpin Français