American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Gangotri, Chaukhamba II, Northwest Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Chaukhamba II, Northwest Ridge. A nine-member Korean expedition, led by Nam Ki Chang, climbed Chaukhamba II (7068 m), which is situated at the head of the Gangotri Glacier, on May 14 via a new route on the northwest ridge. Summitters were Cho Chul Hee and Lee Byeonju. Chaukhamba II peak received its first ascent in 1995 when it was climbed by the northeast ridge by an Indian team of instructors from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.

Harish Kapadia, Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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