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The Ascent of Api
The technically challenging South Face of Api (7032m) rises 3000m (c10,000ft) from meadows at its base, with climbing up to ED–. Situated in the remote Api-Nampa group in Far North West Nepal, this is the story of a lightweight attempt on the face by an Army Mountaineering Association Expedition in 1980... and a classic mountain judgement-call made by Duncan. The area still has numerous unclimbed peaks and faces and this lecture will be of interest to those seeking Alpine challenges in a remote and rarely frequented area.