Fowler and Turnbull Make First Ascent in Nepal

Posted on: October 28, 2011


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According to a British Mountaineering Council report, Mick Fowler and BMC CEO Dave Turnbull have made the first ascent of Mugu Chuli (6310m) in western Nepal. In a brief message Turnbull told the BMC, "Success on Gojung (aka Mugu Chuli) 4 days up 3 days down + storm on top. Harder than expected and difficult descent."

Mugu Chuli was first reported in 2008 by Mallorcans Jose Maria Alvarez, Antonio Fernandez, and Josue Roibal. In 2009 Fernandez and Roibal along with Santiago Amengui, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Luis Miguel Lopez, and Pedro Navarro travelled to the region with the intent of climbing the peak's west face but abandoned their attempt after witnessing serac fall and avalanches.

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Sources: The BMC, The American Alpine Journal

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