American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Garhwal, Lampak South

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1970

Lampak South. Ten climbers led by Prasanta Chakraborty and sponsored by the Mountain Lovers Association climbed Lampak South (20,750 feet) on September 21. The summit climbers were Milan Sen Gupta, Pranesh Chaudhury and Sherpas Pasang Tsering, Nima Dorje and Ang Chhutar. They established Base Camp at 15,500 feet on September 6 and Camp II on the 11th. From Camp II they ascended an icefall and attempted to climb an ice wall to open the route to a saddle between an unnamed 21,340-foot peak and Lampak South. This route had to be abandoned after attempts on three days. Following a reconnaissance of the southwest ridge, Camp III was established on September 20, just below the towering spur. The next morning they climbed the spur, traversed the ice wall and took the southwest ridge to the summit.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club

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