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Singu Chuli is the mountain formerly known as Fluted peak. A few days after, enjoying that view of ā Flutersā, wilf Noyce and David Cox went on to make the first ascent of this attractive and difficult mountain by its North-East Face and the top section of the East Ridge. Despite the relative ease of access to the Sanctuary this mountain has proven too difficult for most commercial climbing groups who have tended to concentrate their efforts on Tent Peak. As you approach the Sanctuary and reach the simple lodges at Machha-puchhare base camp little can be seen of the mountain, which is toward the head of the valley, cradling the West Annapurna Glacier .It is the first summit on the long ridge thrown down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers.
The approach to the first ascent route follows a shelf and a trough above the west bank of the West Annapurna Glacier, skirting round the base of the mountainās rocky east ridge to gain the foot of the North-East Face, which is unseen, even from the moraines above the lodges. Perhaps the best distant view of the mountain is from Annapurna South base camp. From the moraines above the lodges the fluted South Face presents a ābeautiful shape, buttressed by pencil-shadowy ridges of snow and iceā well seen, rising above the ridge connecting it with Tharpu Chuli.