Dispatches from the Rolwaling: High on Tengi Ragi Tau
Alan and I have returned from an attempt on 6938m Tengi Ragi Tau. High winds had delayed our efforts and we were not without wind on this climb. Spending two nights on the 1600m West Face, we were stopped 400m short of the summit due to a lack of safe bivy options and increasingly insecure conditions. However, for Alan and I, we believe this was some of the proudest alpine climbing we have done: 5000 feet of previously unexplored terrain, steep, sustained and difficult climbing at altitude.