American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Satopanth

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1989

Satopanth. Andrej Gradišnik, Rok Preložnik, Danilo Tic and I first tried to climb Satopanth from the south via the Swachand Glacier but the snow and rock on the south side were too poor. We moved to a new base on the north side and climbed the normal route. On September 12, from a camp at 5800 meters, Tic and Predložnik reached the top (7075 meters, 23,212 feet) without bivouac equipment. That day Gradišnik and I climbed to the snow plateau at 6300 meters and bivouacked in a snow hole. On the 13th, we climbed to the summit in five hours and returned to Base Camp.

Anton Golnar, Planinska Zveza Slovenije, Yugoslavia

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