American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Bhagirati Parbat

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1967

Bhagirati Parbat. The expedition of the Calcutta Climbers Club, led by Sujit Bose, made its base on the Basuki Tal (lake) at 16,200 feet south of the Chaturangi Glacier. On October 22 Bose, V. Govindraj, Amar Roy and the Sherpas Karma and Gyalbu made the first ascent of Bhagirati Parbat (22,495 feet). On the descent Roy and the two Sherpas fell to their deaths. Govindraj was severely frostbitten and Bose slightly injured.

Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth, Schweizer Alpen Club

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