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Asia, India–Garhwal, Maiktoli

Maiktoli. This expedition was composed of Gillem Arias, leader, Josep Alvarez, Manuel Figueras, Joan Mallofré, Xavier Noguer and Joan Oliva. After a five-day approach up the Rishi Gorge, they reached Base Camp on September 25 at Sarsonpatal at 13,450 feet. The next day they placed Advanced Base at 15,600 feet. Camps I, II and III were placed at 18,375, 19,850 and 21,650 feet on September 27, 29 and 30 respectively. Five members reached the summit (6803 meters, 22,320 feet) on October 1. The route was by the north glacier from the South Rishi Gal up to the Maiktoli-Devistan col and then along the ridge. As they descended the Rishi Gorge, they found the route covered by soft snow and had to fix ropes.

Ramon Bramona i Rams, Unió Excursionista de Catalunya