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Asia, India—Garhwal, Bhagirathi I Attempt and Bhagirathi II Ascent

Bhagirathi I Attempt and Bhagirathi II Ascent. A Japanese expedition led by Kazuo Yamamoto reached 6100 meters on the west face of Bhagirathi I (6856 meters, 22,493 feet) before bad weather stopped them. On October 7, Hiroshi Oda, Shukoh Sakai, Masaaki Tomita and Hiroyoshi Manome climbed nearby Bhagirathi II (6512 meters, 21,364 feet via the southwest buttress).

Harish Kapadia, Editor, Himalayan Journal