American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Ratong

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1965

Ratong. This 21,911-foot peak, which lies on the Nepal-Sikkim frontier in the Kangchenjunga group, was climbed by an Indian expedition, led by Colonel B. S. Jaswal, principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling. Nawang Gombu, Captain Ahluwalia and the Sherpas, Dorje Lhatoo and Ang Kami, reached the summit on October 29 and Tashi, Sonam Wangyal, Sonam Gyatso, Captains Bahuguna, Cheema and Joshi and Harish Rawat the next day. We approached from Darjeeling and crossed the Ratong La into Nepal and the Yalung Glacier. Base Camp was at 15,500 feet, Camp I at 17,000 feet and Camp II at 20,000 feet. There were 28 members of this "Pre-Everest Selection Expedition.”

D. V. Telang, M. D., Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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