American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Hanuman

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1967

Hanuman. This 19,903-foot peak, which lies on the northern rim of the peaks which surround Nanda Devi, turned back W. H. Murray’s Scottish expedition in 1950, when they were stopped by a 400-foot drop off the back side of a rock tower only 900 feet from the top on the southeastern ridge. An expedition from Bombay led by Professor A. R. Chandekar ascended the mountain from the east, climbing the slopes below the ridge attempted by the Scots. Chandekar, D. C. Arora and the Sherpas Lobsang and Dorje made the ascent on June 1 and M. D. Gharat, T. S. Venkatraman, P. A. Shrigarpure and Lobsang repeated it on June 3. Other members of the party were M. V. Mali, R. G. Desai, S. D. Ovlekar and Dr. V. N. Desai.

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