American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Jogin I

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Jogin I. Walt Kaskel, Joseph Mazzotta, Dick Osborn, Dick Painter, Ron Rickman and I as leader began the two-day trek up the Kedar Ganga from Gangotri on May 30 and placed Base Camp just above the lake, Kedar Tal, at 15,000 feet. After walking on the lateral moraines east of the lake, we placed Camp I at 17,500 feet on June 3. Camp II was established at 18,500 feet after climbing the right side of the icefall and then toward a saddle between Jogin I and III. It was on a bench below the saddle. On June 6, we left Camp II and plowed through knee-deep snow to the col. Once there, the snow became firmer and we arrived at the summit of Jogin I (6465 meters, 21,210 feet).

Tony Lewis

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