The climbers set out from Kathmandu and after a day’s drive and 3 days of trekking they arrived at the village of Beding at 4000m, where they based themselves for a week. They climbed a selection of high quality cascades, including two new routes.
Gresham commented: “The Rowaling valley is the most remote place I’ve ever been ice climbing. The scenery is breathtaking and there is a fantastic range of climbs from grade 3 plods, to racey WI 6 pillars. But above all, it was a magical experience to climb ice in Nepal. Very few climbers have visited this enchanting area and I can only imagine that it will gain popularity in the future.”