American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India–Kashmir and Ladakh, Peaks above Kiar Nala, 1976

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Peaks above Kiar Nala, 1979. A four-man party from Warsaw made two first ascents above the Kiar Nala. After an acclimatization climb of P 5135 (16,848 feet), they ascended two peaks on the north side of the valley on June 20, 1979. Marek Harisimiuk and Piotr Rachtan climbed P 5817 (19,085 feet) via the south spur, while Dariusz Naszynski and Jacek Krukowski scaled P 5600 (18,373 feet) via the west ridge. Both mountains were done from an ice plateau of 17,000 feet.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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