Shiva - The Prow - 2012
Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden make the first ascent of the Prow on Mount Shiva, Himachal Pradesh, India
Shiva ( 6142m )
First ascent of The Prow
Climbed by Mick Fowler, Paul Ramsden
Other members of the expedition: Steve Burns, Ian Cartwright
Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013
Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have made the first ascent of the north-east ridge ("the Prow") of Shiva, in the Indian Himalaya.
The lower part of the ridge provided challenging snow and ice climbing, with an aid section to circumvent an impasse. Above this, the route followed ice choked cracks in Chamonix-style granite, and thinly iced slabs. From the summit, Fowler and Ramsden descended the south ridge and then found a way down the southeast flank to their base camp.
Shiva is named on some maps as Bahai Jar.
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Shiva, Himachal Pradesh , India
N 33° 5′ 32.3988″ W 76° 34′ 53.0472″