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Situated in the remote Api-Nampa group in the far north west of Nepal, this is the story of a lightweight attempt on the technically challenging South Face of Api (7032m), that rises 3000m from meadows at its base, by an Army Mountaineering Association Expedition in 1980.
Duncan Sperry is an ex-army officer, payment security consultant and mountaineer. He is also the Chair of Trustees of the Mount Everest Foundation. The MEF aims to encourage the next generation of climbers wishing to go to the greater ranges by helping to fund their expeditions. He is particularly keen to encourage expeditions to NW Nepal, a stunning area that still has numerous unclimbed peaks. This lecture will be of interest to those seeking Alpine challenges in a remote and rarely frequented area.