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Asia, India, Eastern Garhwal, Dunagiri, Local Access Problems and an Ascent

Dunagiri, local access problems and an ascent. A Korean expedition had full clearance from Delhi to climb this famous 7066m peak west of Changabang and the Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary rim. Arriving in the area during August the Uttaranchal Forest Authorities denied them access on the grounds that the peak lay in the prohibited Nanda Devi Sanctuary. After much delay and failed negotiations, the team eventually had to accept Nilkanth instead (see above) but now much time had been lost. The Indian Army expedition that climbed Nanda Devi had no such trouble and were able to make a successful ascent of Dunagiri.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal