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Asia, India, Eastern Garhwal, Tirsuli West (7035m), Attempt

Tirsuli West (7035m), attempt. In May a seven-member German team led by Ralf Messbacher attempted the west ridge, reaching ca 6320m, much the same altitude as that achieved on the only previous attempt, in 1995 by an Anglo-New Zealand party. The Germans suffered from generally bad weather whilst they were traversing the several smaller summits that characterize the lower section of this ridge, and were eventually thwarted by avalanches and very loose rock.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal