American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Ladakh (Rupshu), Shara Shuwa, First Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1996

Shara Shuwa, First Ascent. A Japanese expedition led by Prof. Masato Oki reached the summit (6236 meters) on August 16-17. This peak lies in southeast Ladakh, overlooking Tso Moriri lake. It is the northernmost point on the Mentok Ridge rising behind Karzok village. The five-member team approached the peak from Karzok village, establishing two camps en route. The summit was climbed in two groups via the east face and northeast ridge.

Harish Kapadia, Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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