American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Rock Tower near South Face of Kedarnath

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Rock Tower near South Face of Kedarnath. Stefano Righetti, leader, Gian Carlo Grassi and I hoped to ascend the unclimbed 6000-meter rock tower near the south face of Kedarnath. Our Base Camp was at 4000 meters a few walking hours above Kedarnath village. Another two hours took us to Advance Base at 4300 meters at the foot of the big rock-and-ice spur that led to the tower. On September 10, we placed a high camp at 5200 meters on a snow patch still an hour and a half below a crevassed hanging glacier and the base of the wall at 5350 meters. We remained at our high camp for seven days in terrible weather and in several attempts we got only 300 meters higher. On September 21, we decided to give up.

Roberta Vittorangeli, M.D., Club Alpino Italiano

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