American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Eastern Karakoram, Mamostong Kangri

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1989

Mamostong Kangri. The expedition which I led was composed of 25 members of the Ladakh Scouts. No additional high-altitude porters were used. We left Leh, traveled via Diskit, Sasmoma, Saser La, Shyok River, Thangman (Kichik Kumdan) Glacier to Mamostong Kangri. We climbed the east face from the east col. Base Camp was at 4700 meters on the banks of the Shyok River. Camps I (on the Thangman Glacier), II and III were placed at 5180, 5640 and 6650 meters. The summit (7516 meters, 24,660 feet) was reached on May 13 by Subedar Chhering Norbu, Naik Chhering Angchuk, Naik Mohammad Shafi, Stanzin Chhultim, Mohammad Ibrahim and Rigzin Phunchuk and on May 15 by Major A.K. Gogoi, Tashi Wangdu, Tundup Dorje, Sonam Targias, Chhering Angdu, Thukje Loldan, Sonam Stobgias, Nawang Sonam and Sonam Stobdan. The peak had been previously climbed by an Indo-Japanese expedition in 1984.

A.M. Sethi, Major, Ladakh Scouts, Indian Army

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