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Asia, India, Kumaon, Trisul II, Attempt

Trisul II, attempt. An 11-member expedition from Calcutta, led by Amitava Roy, attempted Trisul II, a 6,690m peak situated above the Bidalgwar Glacier. This peak was first climbed by a former Yugoslavian expedition in 1960 (by the Japanese in 1978 and for a third time by former Yugoslavs in 1987) and has probably not been attempted for 15 years. From the glacier the team established two camps (almost certainly on the south ridge, the route of the first ascensionists and probably not attempted again since that date) and were in position for a summit attempt, when an avalanche destroyed the site of Camp 2 at 5,600m (their high point) and buried lots of equipment.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal