Asia, China, Daxue Shan, Minya Konka Range, Edgar (6,618m), East Face, The Rose of No Man's Land
Minya Konka Range, Edgar (6,618m), east face, The Rose of No-Man's Land. The previously untouched east face and upper south ridge of Edgar rises 2,500m and features an objectively threatened approach couloir. The smaller southeast face to the left was where Americans Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, with film maker Wade Johnson, were killed by an avalanche in 2009. American Kyle Dempster and Scot Bruce Normand climbed the ice-plastered east face and south ridge in an eight-day round trip, with sustained difficulties of M6 and WI5 on the east face. For details see Normand’s feature article in this Journal.