American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Kashmir and Jammu, Nun, East Ridge Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Nun, East Ridge Attempt. In September the weather was fine and we climbed a number of peaks in Kashmir. By early October there was much unsettled cold weather. We reached 21,000 feet on the east ridge of Nun and bivouacked there for three days in a storm that dumped much snow. An epic descent followed. We left the area when the major storm began that killed five Austrian on Nun and stranded thousands in Ladakh.

Graeme Dingle, New Zealand Alpine Club

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