Indian Himalaya, Miyar Valley Expedition

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Great advice!
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Temple blessings
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Lovely homestay
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Approach to base camp
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Cayak?
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Bouldering on the approach
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Hera AKA Hero the chef
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Mmmmm
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Fun, just none stop fun
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Canna stop Chetan smiling though
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Acclimatising in a pretty ace spot!

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Lungs burn approaching 6000m, but what a beautiful day
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2nd ascent of a 6000m peak. AD

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Camping on Kang La Pass 5500m, day 1 of prime objective
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Ugly Moraine on the approach, day 2
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Starry night across the glacier from Raja Peak
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Day 3: face watching
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North face looms ahead
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Alpine start, day 4
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Mind the seracs!
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Great steep ice
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The thin traverse
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The key wall in thin conditions
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Spindrift party!
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Snowfield expanse

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Time to find a way back left

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Fun climbing
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So good to feel the Sun!
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But the Sun doesn’t stop spindrift!
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End of day 4
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Our seat for the night
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Morning Dave
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Day 5
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On the higher ramp
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The mega Traverse Pitch
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Dave sending the Goulotte
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Approaching rope shenanigans

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Faffing
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Success!!
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Our bivvy on the descent. Day 6
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Rest day at advance base camp

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Reccying the start of Transcendence
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All 3 successful teams re-untited
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Left to right: Gajendra, Hera, Dave Sharpe, Martin Moran, me, Ian Dring
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Day break, Last Chance Salloon, James’ Peak
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Forced in to a long snow traverse by unexpected mixed walls
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Back on some ice

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Dave unsure about me shoving my greet in his armpits!
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Summit? Or is it that one?……..
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Starting the descent from James’ Peak first ascent, 5820m (approx)
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Unclimbed big walls
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Last Chance Sallon face, TD-, James’ Peak, 5820m (approx)
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Transcendence Topo

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