American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Ladakh-Kashmir, Kang Yisay

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1983

Kang Yisay. An Indian expedition set up Base Camp at 17,000 feet on August 20 and Camp I at 18,600 feet the following day. Naseer Ahmed Mir, Fayez Ahmed Bala and Showkat Hussain Mir left Camp I at 5:30 A.M. on August 22. They started up the northeast face but found it heavily crevassed. They switched to the southwest face and trudged up it to reach the summit (6300 meters, 20,670 feet) at 2:30 P.M. A team from the United Kingdom or Ireland had climbed the peak in early August but details are lacking.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club

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