Paul Ramsden will set off with Mick Fowler in mid-September to attempt a first ascent of the north face of Hagshu (6,515m) in the East Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya.
Hagshu is to Kishtwar what the Matterhorn is to Zermatt. According to the latest Indian survey, it is the highest peak in East Kishtwar, and after numerous attempts it was first climbed (twice) in 1989. Despite many attempts since, there have been no further ascents. The north face remains unclimbed and is renowned as a major outstanding mountaineering challenge in that part of the Himalaya.