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Asia, India, Garhwal, Arwa Spire, East Summit, First Ascent

Arwa Spire, East Summit, First Ascent. In October, a British expedition led by Kenton Cool made the first ascent of the Arwa Spire’s East Summit (6193m) via the Northeast Ridge (TD+ WI4 5.9, 2000m). Andy Benson and Pete Benson climbed the route on October 11, followed, on October 16, by Kenton Cool, Ian Parnell, and A1 Powell. A full account of the climbs appears earlier in this journal.