Shiepra - Maaji - 2014
Swiss trio make the first ascent of a peak in the Kishtwar Himalaya, India and give it the name Shiepra
First ascent of Shiepra ( 5885m )
700m, WI3 IV
16 September 2014
Climbed by Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf, Dres Abegglen
Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf and Dres Abegglen have made the first ascent of a previously unnamed 5885m peak in Kishtwar. They named the peak Shiepra at the suggestion of their liaison officer, Ran Jan. Shiepra is a Hindu goddess.
Their route takes a line up the south face of the mountain and involved a bivi at 5100m. They encountered difficulties up to WI3, IV, with 75° ice. The climbers descended over the West Ridge, via a series of abseils followed by a 50° ice slope.
After their ascent of Shiepra, the team went on to make the first ascent of another unnamed peak, which they called Kharagosa, and then created a new route on Kishtwar Shivling.
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Shiepra, Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir , India