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Asia, India, Garhwal - Kumaon, Srikanta, All-Women's Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1998

Srikanta, All-Women’s Ascent. A 12-members all-women’s expedition from Uttarkashi, India, led by Chandra Prabha Aitwal, approached Srikanta (6133m) in September, establishing base camp at 4000 meters ahead of Jangla in the Dudu Bamak. After setting up three camps, the summit was reached via the north ridge on September 27. The summitters were Suman Kutiyal, Lata Joshi, Nari Dhami, Radha Rana and Kavita Budhathoki. The second attempt was foiled by bad weather. This climb was the first of the peak since 1984.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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