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Graeme Dingle

Kiwi climbers Lynn Crawford and Ian Jowett below the high camp in 1975.

1975: New Zealand Expedition Jannu North Face

In 1975 New Zealand climber Graeme Dingle joined an expedition to the legendary Wall of Shadows on Jannu / Kumbhakarna, a 7710-meter peak in Nepal. High on the mountain, he looked up at an immense ice formation that seemed about to collapse. “You can’t tell me those cliffs are safe,” he said. “This is as far as I’m going.”