A team of young British alpinists consisting of Uisdean Hawthorn, Ben Silvestre and Pete Graham have just arrived in Manali after establishing a new 1400m line up Arjuna South West Pillar (6100m) in the Indian Kishtwar Himalaya. The trio took four and a half days to ascend and descend the pillar.
This was the team's first trip to the Indian Himalaya, having amassed alpine experience together in the European Alps, Patagonia and Canada in recent years.
More information about the line and ther trip to follow once they're back home...
Climbed this big pointy thing by the curving spine in the middle of the face, 3 and a half days up and got down on the morning of the 5th day. Ben, Pete and I all feeling content and happy with our first trip to the Indian Himalaya. Nice to be back in civilisation, now to continue to stuff our faces with curry. Thanks to everyone who helped make the trip possible. @mountainequipment @scarpa_uk @primusequipment @summit_to_eat @alpine_club the mount everest foundation, austrian alpine club, @teambmc