American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Himachal Pradesh, KR-7 and KR-8, Lahul

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1995

KR-7 and KR-8, Lahul. Two parties operated in the Koa Rong valley, both of which succeeded in climbing hitherto unclimbed peaks. On August 19, three members of the Japanese expedition led by Kiyoshi Ishii completed the first ascent of difficult KR-7 (6096 meters, 20,001 feet), climbing the east ridge. Meanwhile, a 10-member Polish expedition led by Dr. Piotr Wroczynski was climbing adjoining KR-8 (6156 meters, 20,197 feet) by its southeast side. The most difficult section was the steep ice couloir between 5800 and 6000 meters, which led directly to the rotten summit pyramid. On August 21, after two days of climbing, Pole Jan Duszczyk and the Indian liaison officer Ravi Kumar attained the untrodden summit.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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