American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Purbi Dunagiri Attempt

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1988

Purbi Dunagiri Attempt. Our 12-man expedition established Base Camp on the Bagini Glacier at 4640 meters on August 23. Camps I, II and III were set up on the Bagini Glacier at 5000, 5250 and 5740 meters on August 26, 28 and 30. Camp III was beneath the south face of Purbi Dunagiri (6489 meters, 21,290 feet). Camp IV was placed on the south buttress at 6120 meters on September 1. The high point of 6250 meters was reached on September 4, but the climb was abandoned because of excessive rockfall.

Jiban Krishna Paul, Diganta, Calcutta, India

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