Shivling. A British-American expedition was composed of British Geoffrey Hornby, leader, David Crowther and Colin Foord and Americans Thomas George Norris, Stephen John Ruoss and Robert Yee. They placed Base Camp at Tapovan on July 30, Advance Base on the Meru Glacier at 16,800 feet and Camp I at 18,200 feet on the west ridge. Crowther went alone to the summit on August 16. Norris, Ruoss and Foord climbed to the top on August 23.