/ NEWS: Malcolm Bass and Paul Figg climb West Face of Vasuki Parbat

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UKC News - on 29 Oct 2010
Malcolm Bass and Paul Figg  descending the north west ridge after climbing the west face, 4 kbMalcolm Bass and Paul Figg have made the first ascent of the 1600m West Face of Vasuki Parbat, a rarely climbed 6780m peak in the Garwhal Himalaya, India.

The face was first attempted by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden in 2008, but a period of heavy snow fall gave them no time to acclimatise...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=58565

jameshiggins - on 29 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Great Stuff!

Jim
Scarab - on 29 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Ace!
royal - on 29 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:
Great work! Perhaps Bass needs to invest in some string to attach all his belongings to his body?!
In reply to UKC News: Now that sounds like a proper adventure!
gethin_allen on 29 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:
Sounds like a real adventure, thoughts go back to the time when your mum would tie your gloves to string and threaded them though the arms of your jacket to stop you losing them. Perhaps some development of this theory could be useful for Malcolm Bass.
Ackbar - on 29 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News: Epic. So if anyone is interested in some freebies, they know where to look :-D
Damo on 30 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Scottish 7 wearing a pack on unknown ground at 6500m on the 7th day out? Bloody impressive.

Hope the IMF still refunded their garbage deposit though ;-)
sirreal - on 30 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News: Well done Paul and malcolm. Glad you're back safe
franksnb - on 30 Oct 2010
In reply to UKC News: sounds like it will make a good book :)
johncoxmysteriously - on 02 Nov 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Blimey, that sounds like fun. Good effort.

Off topic, I once saw a Kiwi lady called Pat fall a good distance off Lord of the Flies while trying to do Right Wall. I was very impressed with her reaction, which was something along the lines of 'oh, what a shame', as opposed to the more forthright observations some of us might have found helpful. Wonder if that was this same PD?

jcm

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