Kishtwar Kailash

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Alpinists Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden the first to summit Kishtwar Kailash

By The Outdoor Journal, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:10, New Delhi, India

Named after the politically unstable district of Kishtwar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, Kishtwar Kailash (6,451 mts / 21,165 ft) remained shut for mountaineers from 1994 until last year. Fowler and Ramsden summited the untouched peak in October this year, becoming the first people to climb the highest mountain in the East Kishtwar region of the Himalayas. They took the south west face of the mountain en route the peak.
 

The Outdoor Journal requested Fowler for an interview and this is what he had to say over email about the memorable first ascent:
 

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