American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Satopanth, Second Ascent 1981

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Satopanth, Second Ascent 1981. Beautiful and difficult Satopanth (7075 meters, 23,212 feet) was first climbed by Swiss in 1947 by the north ridge. It was not till 34 years later that the second ascent followed. It was made by the same route on August 25, 1981 by Leon Lehrer (living in Holland and before 1981 in Denmark) with a companion. The two climbed alpine-style, bivouacking at 6200 meters at the beginning of the sharp, difficult ridge. Finally a wide snowfield led them to the nearly horizontal summit ridge. They reached the summit at 2:30 P.M. During the descent they made a second bivouac at 6500 meters.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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