Asia, India, Western Garhwal, Gangotri, Meru South (6660m), East Face Attempt

Publication Year: 2002.

Meru South (6660m), east face attempt. On September 17 a six-member Spanish team led by Jordi Corominas established base camp below the south and highest summit of the Meru Group. Advanced base was later established at 4900m and an attempt made on the unclimbed east face/ridge. On October 2 the climbers reached 6100m but were forced down. A second attempt, which took place on October 6 and 7, fared slightly better and a height of 6400m was achieved. Serious stone fall prevented them from completing the climb.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal