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Update as of 4:47PM 20/9/2012 by Axe Rawlinson
The technical problem with David’s blog has been solved by his ever-so-efficient wife, Maureen. David owes her BIG time!
Just managed to speak to David Lim on clear Sat phone line. The confusion over their basecamp location has been solved. Further to the previous post I made below where their basecamp position had actually changed this morning from the original plan. From their current basecamp the approach to the Dragons tooth looks much more difficult. But they have realised they are in the wrong valley. Such is the nature of climbing virgin peaks and having no guide’s to follow. This is true exploratory climbing! Tomorrow they will move basecamp again to a valley system further south. A distance of 7km as the crow flies but will involve a more than 30 – 40km drive as there is a mountain range in between! If they can reach their intended spot for basecamp tomorrow it looks to be a more straightforward route to the base of the Dragons tooth. (Looks can always be deceiving!) Timewise this will not affect their schedule as they need these days for acclimatisation. David was practically buzzing with excitement over the phone with the possibilities of the untouched climbing in this region. I had to calm him down to get the important facts out for this post. Attached is a photo of the Tanggula Shan mountain range that they are climbing in, taken by David this morning on his drive in.

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