British climbers make first ascent of 6,185m peak Telthop in Ladakh
British mountaineers Matt Barnsley, Roland Chuter, Chris Horobin and Bob Shiels made the first ascent of the 6,185m Indian summit of Telthop, one of the highest in a group of peaks almost due north of Leh.
Together with Chuck Boyd (USA), Dawa Narbu Sherpa, Tashi Phunchok Zangola, and Liaison Officer Virender Singh (all Indian), and Phujung Bhote (Nepal) the group reached the top via the névé-covered northwest face and southwest ridge.
With climbing being one of the fastest growing recreational sports in India, millions of amateur trekking and climbing enthusiasts are exploring the adrenaline rush of this mentally and physically stimulating sport. Thousand's of certified Mountaineers are graduating from the 4 premium National Mountaineering Institutes in India annually and are exploring the largest and youngest mountain range in the world, standing sentinel across the North of our country.