Fowler and Ramsden Succeed On Remote Tibetan Peak

by Manamcho (6264m) Last month Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden succeeded on Manamcho (6264m) in Tibet´s Nyainqentanglha East range. Erik Lambert writes:”After traveling two days from Lhasa to Lhari (on a 200 kilometer dirt track) and on to the small hamlet of Tatse, the pair moved south to set up base camp (4800m) on April 12. A week later Fowler and Ramsden began their climb. Amid heavy snow and distracted by exploratory side-adventures they ascended 700 vertical meters over eight days. Fowler compares the climbing difficulty to that on Kajaqiao (approximately TD). “The climbing was classic icy, north face terrain,” Fowler said, and once on the ridge, the (mostly) Grade IV snow-plastered rock required some trickery, including a skyhook move. The summit tower proved to have the most difficult climbing. They returned to the bergschrund on April 26 and left base camp two days later.” For a full report by Erik Lambert visit: ( Source: Alpinist )