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Asia, India—Garhwal, Bharte Khunta

Bharte Khunta. We set up Base Camp at Topovan on September 18. Once acclimatized and having set up Camp I on the Kirti Bamak at 4630 meters, we made a cache higher. On September 26, we occupied Camp II at 5640 meters. On the 27th, Toni Bou, Kiko Colo, Josep Ximenis and I climbed to the summit of Bharte Khunta (6578 meters, 21,580 feet). The mountain is more dangerous than difficult because of crevasses and threatening séracs. The ice is from 45° to 60°.

Joan Sala, Club de Esquí de La Molina, Girona, Spain