American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Gangotri I and II

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1967

Gangotri I and II. The highest point of the Gangotri group (21,890 feet) was first climbed on October 3, 1952 by Tyson, Huggins and Pasang Dawa. This ascent was repeated on June 25 by Nandini Patel, Swati Desai, K. Patel and M. Bhatt with three Sherpas. Gangotri II (21,650 feet) was climbed on June 20 by the expedition leader, Dr. Bharat Shukla, Rahul Thacker and two Sherpas, a first ascent. On the 27th B. Ghosh led a group to the summit of Rudragiri (19,090 feet). This expedition from Gujarat University was climbing in the region above the Rudragiri (Rudragaira) Glacier.

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