Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Roskelleys Bail

The father-and-son team of John and Jess Roskelley has given up on 23,400-foot Gaurishankar in Tibet. (See my original report here.) The unclimbed Northeast Face, their original objective, had much less snow and ice than antcipated, and the duo was neither equipped for the necessary rock climbing nor prepared to risk the incessant rockfall. They switched to the Northeast Ridge but retreated after finding a "house of cards" of loose rock on the upper ridge.

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