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Asia, India, Garhwal, Thalay Sagar, High Tension

Thalay Sagar, High Tension. Russian alpinists Alexander Klenov, Alexey Bolotov, Mikhail Davy and Mikhail Pershin established a new route on the north face of Thalay Sagar (6904m). High Tension (ABO, 7b A3+, 1400m) takes a line up the rock buttress to the right of the prominent couloir first climbed in 1997 by Andrew Lindblade and Athol Whimp. The climb was established from May 17-May 27. Davy’s article on the ascent can be found earlier in this journal.