Brits Succeed on Epic Himalayan Ridge

© Cathy O'Dowd
The Mazeno Ridge leading to the summit of Nanga Parbat  © Cathy O'Dowd
The Mazeno Ridge leading to the summit of Nanga Parbat
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Lindsay Griffin - BMC

British climbers Sandy Allan and Rick Allen have successfully completed the first traverse of the huge Mazeno Ridge, culminating in the summit of Nanga Parbat (8126m).

The ridge itself includes eight 7000m peaks and has repelled many previous attempts to climb it in its entirety, including a previous attempt from Sandy and Rick back in 1995.

  • A full report on their ascent is now on the BMC website.

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The expedition has several sponsors including Mountain Equipment

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20 Jul, 2012
A great effort, inspirational.
20 Jul, 2012
The Cuillin ridge at >7000 m. Fantastic achievement!
20 Jul, 2012
Very, very impressive, particularly that they had the endurance and tenacity to manage a second, successful, attempt at the summit of Nanga Parbat itself after coming so close at their first attempt.
20 Jul, 2012
magnificent achievement!
20 Jul, 2012
This is massive news. So much collective experience of Himalayan climbing in that team, awesome!! Will
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