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Asia, India, Garhwal, Chiring We (6,599m), Second Ascent

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Chiring We (6,599m), second ascent. Chiring We is situated at the head of the Kalabaland glacier and is not frequently visited by mountaineers. The first ascent was achieved in 1979 by a team from Mumbai under the leadership of Harish Kapadia. The 12 member-team led by Martin Moran completed the second ascent 25 years later. They followed the west ridge (route of first ascent) after establishing four camps above base camp, and the summit was reached on 26th September. The nine summiteers were Martin Moran, Alex Moran, Jonathan Preston, Liam Warren, Paul Watson, Stuart Reid, Christopher Wheatley, Geoffrey Dawson and Christopher Harle.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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