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I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote

- Herman Melville

Having set their eyes on this massif in 1993, their ten-year climbing partnership brought them back 20 years later to see it through till the summit Named after the politically unstable district of Kishtwar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, Kishtwar Kailash (6,451 mts / 21,165 ft) remained shut for mountaineers from 1994 until last year. Fowler and Ramsden summited the untouched peak in October this year, becoming the first people to climb the highest mountain in the East Kishtwar region of the Himalayas.

They took the south west face of the mountain en route the peak. (more…)

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