American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Bhagirathi II, East Face and Northeast Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Bhagirathi II, East Face and Northeast Ridge. Our expedition was composed of Wlodzimierz Lipinski, Lech Laski, Dr. Bogdan Meller, Zbigniew Mikolajczyk, Tadeusz Niedzwiedz, Marian Nowak, Marek Orenczuk, Piotr Wójtowicz, Vlademar Zmurko and me as leader. We had hoped to climb the west face, but the fatal accident of another Polish team showed how dangerous it was. As the weather was unstable, we changed our plans. On September 28 and 29, Mikolajczyk, Nowak and Zmurko climbed to the summit of Bhagirathi II via the east face and northeast ridge, which seemed to be virgin.

Tadeusz Rewaj, Klub Wysokogórski Szczecin, Poland

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