American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Hindu Kush, Pakistani-Afghan Frontier, Agram Valley, Wakhan

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Agram Valley, Wakhan. S. du Chaffaud, A. Martin, Y. Richard and I, French, and B. Lawder, American, explored in the summer of 1971 the Agram valley, south of Zebek, at the beginning of the Wakhan. The whole massif around the Agram valley was unknown to us, for we had set out for Nuristan, but the access route was cut off at the beginning of July. We climbed the highest peaks up slopes which dominate the valley. The following first ascents were made: Kohe Degoll (17,192 feet; on the western rim of the valley some 5 miles north of the head) via the northwest ridge by du Chaffaud and Richard; Hohe Tanhaa (16,864 feet) via the north face by Regnaud solo; Kohe Naumalum (17,586 feet) via the west ridge by Regnaud and Richard. These two lie northeast of the Agram An (pass), the latter being the highest peak in the valley. The region was unexplored, although the German expedition led by J. Ruf passed the entrance to the valley when they ascended the Mandro Gaz valley in 1964.

Denis Regnaud, Club Alpin Français

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