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Asia, India—Garhwal, Shivling

Shivling. Our expedition was composed of Armando Della Valle, Mario Taller, Giordano Voltolini, Mauro Fioretta and me as leader. We got to Base Camp at Topovan on October 9. After acclimatization climbs on lower slopes, we all started on October 16 to climb Shivling by the normal route but for various reasons only Fioretta and Dalla Valle continued after the second day. The summit pair spent the second night at 5500 meters and, after a stormy day, the third night at 5850 meters atop a rocky spur. On October 19, they reached the summit. It took them two days to descend the ascent route.

Gianni Trepin, Club Alpino Italiano