American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, P 6210, Chaturangi Massif, Gangotri

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  • Publication Year: 1988

P 6210, Chaturangi Massif, Gangotri. The team, consisting of Jayant Tulpule, Bharati Kale, Bipin Raje, Vajaya Gadre, Devendra Rana and me as leader, camped at Nandanban on May 18, went up the Chaturangi Glacier and camped at Vasuki Nala on the 24th. We crossed the Chaturangi Glacier near where the Sundar Glacier meets the Chaturangi. P 6210 lies north of the Chaturangi Glacier and south of P 6407 on the same ridge. We established Camp I at 5500 meters near a frozen lake and ascended a snow slope to the col between P 6407 and P 6210, placing Camp II at 5800 meters on the ridge. The summit of P 6210 (20,374 feet) was reached on May 29 by Rana, Kale and Raje. The summit is of triangular shape and lies above a snowfield. It was approached from the west and finally the north.

Usha Page, Giripremi, Pune, India

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