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Siguniang shan, 4th peak, SW face - FA
« on: October 20, 2006, 08:19:06 pm »
Suffering first class V A3 5.10
First ascent of the SW wall of the Fourth Sister in Siguniang shan by
Wai Wah Yip (UK/HK) and Cosmin Andron (Romania), June 2006.
 +400m, aprox. 4500-5000m alt
 
It should have been a smooth ride. Not a walk in a park but nevertheless a smooth ride. And why not? I have been in the area three times before; I?ve worked three times before with our local contact person; we had pictures, timetable, objectives. Actually I was so certain that everything would go smooth that I even booked my flight for Romania departing the night following my return to Guangzhou. Why not? The summer holiday just started and I was planning on doing something interesting, relatively close to the beaten track, nothing too easy of course but nothing to taxing either.
 
I am not the superstitious kind but I should have known that something is not right as soon as I got Katia?s phone call telling me that she?s out, two days before departure, down with pneumonia. The day before departure Benjack called also, to let me know that he?s out too. The vagaries of running your own successful business I assume... I redesigned the gear list and waited for Geordie to show up from Hong Kong ? of course keeping my fingers crossed that he?ll actually show up?.   In the end it was to be only the two of us. Geordie (Waiwah Yip in passport) is rigger and technical manager for an adventure races company in Hong Kong (Asia Pacific Adventure). Although ethnically Chinese, Geordie was born in New Castle (hence his nickname) and he?s more English than a cup of tea..............................

It continues here: http://climbing.cosmin-andron.com/Siguniang06.html

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Re: Siguniang shan, 4th peak, SW face - FA
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 11:44:51 am »
thx for posting the link - rad

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Re: Siguniang shan, 4th peak, SW face - FA
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 11:15:51 pm »
Thanks! Soon i'll have a litle clip as well adn i'll post that here too.
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Re: Siguniang shan, 4th peak, SW face - FA
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 08:31:32 am »
"There is no answer in this book (My Vertical World) to the endless question about the point of expeditions to the Himalayan giants. I never found a need to explain this. I went to mountains and climbed them. That is all."
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Re: Siguniang shan, 4th peak, SW face - FA
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 11:45:07 pm »
Just saw the full vid. I like it when Cosmin goes "I'm not dead yet" after doing the waterfall pitches.

hahaha, well done.