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Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarankhand (Formerly Uttaranchal) Garhwal, Arwa Tower (6,352m), North Face, Lightning Strike

Arwa Tower (6,352m), north face, Lightning Strike. From May 31 to June 8, the team of Denis Burdet, Thomas Senf, and Stephan Siegrist made the first ascent of the north face of Arwa Tower (6,352m), via the route Lightning Strike (900m, VI M5 5.9 A3). They accomplished this climb in capsule style after earlier climbing seven pitches over four days, leaving three ropes fixed for their final push. The climb is the subject of a feature article in this Journal.