North Americans Complete New Line on Tawoche


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Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards completed the first ascent of Tawoche's central south buttress, reports The two climbers overcame loose rock and dehydration to climb the 21,235' peak in Nepal's Khumbu region. They spent two and a half days on the route, followed by a day and a half descent. Check out the above video for a taste of the action.

For more on Renan Ozturk, check out Why Am I Here Again? from our April 2009 issue.

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