Kevin Mahoney reports on his Lyman Spitzer Award supported trip to the Indian Himalaya with partner Ben Gilmore. While they were not able to summit, their alpine style, single-push attempt was impressive nonetheless! Read on for Kevin's report.
Ben Gilmore and I attempted a new line on the on the North face of Thalay Sagar 6903M in the Garhwal Himalaya of India. The line had previously been tried by an American team and a New Zealand team. On our attempt, we made it to approximately 6000M before being turned around by a storm. The line follows the major weakness to the West of the central buttress that was climbed by a Russian team led by Alexander Klenov in 1998.