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28.09.2011

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© Steve Swenson

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Sasser Kangri II

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Tsok Kangri 6580m, and the obvious line taken during the first ascent by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson on30/07/2011 (680m WI4+).

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Tsok Kangri 6580m, and the obvious line taken during the first ascent by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson on30/07/2011 (680m WI4+)., Steve Swenson
Sasser Kangri II, Tsok Kangri 6580m, and the obvious line taken during the first ascent by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson on30/07/2011 (680m WI4+). - © Steve Swenson

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