Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Climbing Award 2014: Back to Nepal
|6938m Tengi Ragi Tau|
Approaching Tengi Ragi Tau and Langmoche Ri in 2012
In 2012, Alan and I had a very successful expedition to the Rolwaling Himalaya of Nepal. We tagged the first peak ascent of 6611m Langmoche Ri, did some adventure climbing on Pk. 5766 and established a handful of new waterfall ice routes in the Yalung and Rolwaling Valleys.
Alan climbing Langmoche Ri in 2012
Conditions typical to the summit day on Langmoche Ri. And not even close to the summit...
Alan approaching Tengi Ragi Tau and Langmoche Ri in 2012
For 2014, Alan and I will return to Tengi Ragi Tau. The West Face, which mesmerized us while walking below it in 2012, will be the focus of our efforts. Steep and sustained, the West Face begins with steep snow and mixed terrain before launching into an icy corner system. 4200 feet above the glacier, the West Face tops out onto the North Ridge very near the summit.
Here are some photos of the West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau:
|Tino below the West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau|
Tino and Alan after 20 hours on the move. Toothbrushes are being scoffed at...