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Asia, India–Garhwal, Satopanth, Kedar Dome, Bhagirathi II

Satopanth, Kedar Dome, Bhagirathi II. A Franco-Italian expedition led by two guides, Italian Cesare Cesa Bianchi and me, had 12 members. On August 13 Cesa Bianchi, Nicola Di Primio, Michel Bernard, Raymond Eynard-Machet and I climbed Satopanth by the normal (northeast-ridge) route. The summit of Kedar Dome was reached on August 19, 20 and 21 by eleven members, the guides, liaison officer Anil K. Srivastava, three high-altitude porters and two Garhwali young women, Rajni Recki and Suman Kutiyal. With the consent of the liaison officer, we two guides with two porters, Vishan Singh and Balbir Singh, on August 24 reconnoitered and climbed a route on the east face of Bhagirathi II which led to the north ridge. We descended the normal route.

Erik Decamp, Club Alpin Français