Les américains Copp et Dash font la première du 'Shafat Fortress' (5852m, Cahemire Indien)

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Jonny Copp et Micah Dash ont fait la première ascension des 5852m -du “Shafat Fortress” dans le Cachemire indien.
L'ascension de "Colorado" (VI 6c A1 M6) a été réalisée en style alpin en 4 jours dont presque deux coincés sous la tente pour cause de mauvais temps.
Ils ont atteint le sommet le 11 août dernier, seulement 8 jours après être arrivés au camp de base.


Coloradans Climb Huge Indian Wall

Jonny Copp and Micah Dash made a speedy, alpine-style first ascent of the 19,200-foot “Shafat Fortress” in Kashmir, India. The two men climbed the Colorado Route (VI 5.11 A1 M6) on their first attempt, spending four days en route, including nearly two days inside their tent due to weather and conditions. They reached the summit on August 11, only eight days after reaching base camp. 

Further details about the route were not yet available, as both men are still traveling in India. But the two had hoped to climb a beautiful 3,500-foot granite wall on the western side of the peak. Dash said in an email, “We had a blast, despite desperate conditions on both rock and ice.” 

Both Copp and Dash were supported by the American Alpine Club’s Lyman Spitzer Cutting-Edge Awards. 

Date of Ascent: Summit reached August 11, 2007 

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