American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India-Garhwal, Jogin I and III

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Jogin I and III. Our team was Shrikant Oka, Anil Kumar, Ashok Raj- derkar, Sanjay Borole, Suhas Risbud and I as leader. From Gangotri we went up the Kedar Ganga Gorge to Base Camp at 15,200 feet at Akhari Bhuj-Kedar Kharak. We set up Camps I, II and III at 16,500, 17,500 and 19,100 feet respectively. Camp III was in the col from which Jogin I and III were climbed.

Borole and the high-altitude porter Datta climbed Jogin III (6116 meters, 20,065 feet) on June 10. Oka, Risbud and porter Nar set out at 2:30 A.M. on June 11 and reached the summit of Jogin III at 4:30 A.M. Oka and Risbud continued on and up the very steep southeast ice face to the summit of Jogin I (6465 meters, 21,210 feet) at nine A.M. The ridge was heavily corniced.

(Miss) Neeta Bhoir, Girivihar, Bombay, India

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