American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Gangotri, Satopanth, Northeast Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Satopanth, Northeast Ridge. The expedition consisted of 12 members with two high altitude porters. We established Base Camp in Vasuki Tal at 4900 meters on July 3, 1995, Camp I on the Sundar Glacier at 5400 meters on July 7, and Camp II on the north col at 6000 meters. We followed the northeast ridge for our ascent. There was little snow on the mountain and the temperatures were pleasant. We fixed rope on two sections: between 5450 meters and 5600 meters over a bergschrund and from 6100 to 6400 meters, where we encountered the greatest difficulties of the route. On July 15 we made our first summit attempt, climbing from Camp II. J. Guridi (leader), A.J. Urones, A. Urones, F. Osa, J.R. Madariaga, J. Maerrea, J.L. Eguillor, M. Hernandez and Mikel Reparaz achieved the summit. Two days later, Jaume Gibernau and Raju (porter) summited as well.

Jaume Gibernau, Spain

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