NEWSFLASH: New Line in Kishtwar Himalaya by Hawthorn, Silvestre & Graham

by Natalie Berry - UKC 13/Oct/2017
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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.

Uisdean Hawthorn, Ben Silvestre and Pete Graham on their first trip to the Indian Himalaya, 97 kb
Uisdean Hawthorn, Ben Silvestre and Pete Graham on their first trip to the Indian Himalaya
© Pete Graham

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...

Read a UKC interview with Ben and Pete.

The line of the team's new route on Arjuna's South West Pillar, 68 kb
The line of the team's new route on Arjuna's South West Pillar
© Pete Graham

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