American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Garhwal, Satopanth

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Satopanth. Our team was made up of Gabriel Denamur, Mirosiaw Bukowski, Tomasz Samson, Dr. Tomasz Juda, Jadwiga Skawinska, Kazimierz Wszoiek, Mirosiaw Konewka, Emil Witos, Bogdan Remplakowski, Wladyslaw Janik and me as leader. Our original objective had been a 2000-meter-high new route on the east of Satopanth from the Suralaya Bamak. However, delays of our baggage reaching New Delhi kept us from having enough food and equipment and we had to use the Swiss route from the Sundar Glacier on the north-northeast. We set up Base Camp at Vasuki Tal at 4900 meters, Advance Base on the Sundar Glacier at 5300 meters and Camp I at 6000 meters on the saddle on August 30, September 4 and 7. A first summit try on the 8th had to turn back because of the late hour some 50 meters below the top. On September 10, Wszoiek, Remplakowski, Konewka and Janik reached the summit (7075 meters, 23,212 feet). On September 18, I made a solo ascent in a 10-hour round-trip.

MieczysLaw Jarosz, Klub Wysokogôrski Jastrzebie, Poland

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