Weekly trekking tales #06

Weekly trekking tales #06

India

  On top of Cerro Kishtwar after first ascent of Cerro Kishtwar's East Face. Cerro Kishtwar, Chomochior, Kishtwar, Hayden Kennedy, Urban Novak, Manu Pellissier, Marko Prezelj. Photo by © Marko Prezelj  Image courtesy planetmountain.com

 

On top of Cerro Kishtwar after first ascent of Cerro Kishtwar's East Face.

Cerro Kishtwar, Chomochior, Kishtwar, Hayden Kennedy, Urban Novak, Manu Pellissier, Marko Prezelj. Photo by © Marko Prezelj  Image courtesy planetmountain.com

In October 2015 alpinists Hayden Kennedy (USA), Urban Novak (SLO), Manu Pellissier (FRA) and Marko Prezelj (SLO) made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m), as well as climbing a new route up the South Ridge of Chomochior (6278m) in Indian Kashmir Himalayas. The new route has been called Light before Wisdom and graded ED+ 1200 m (5.11, WI6, M6, A2). Read more.

Blisters are a trek are a cause of great distress and annoyance! Learn on how to avoid blisters on an Himalayan Trek by Wander the Himalayas. We did give away the two socks tip in our review of Decathlon India's Kalenji's Kapteren Crossover.

Image © Sathya courtesy Sathya's trek blog

Image © Sathya courtesy Sathya's trek blog

Sathya's immense achievement a 33 day trek from Dharchula to Dolpo! Don't miss out this long sylvan journey (part of the Great Himalaya Trail)

Abroad

In his four post series Andrew Skurka details his three go-to backpacking stove systems for 3-season conditions.  

KlimbingKorns have a fun yet comprehensive review of MSR's Whisperlite International liquid fuel stove

Image © and courtesy http://klimbingkorns.de/

Image © and courtesy http://klimbingkorns.de/

For a comprehensive stove review, and to learn more about what works and what doesn't in the Indian Himalayas go through our three part stove series.

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