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Asia, India, Western Garhwal, Peak 6,075m, First Ascent

Peak 6,075 m, first ascent. In early September a nine-member all women team from the IMF led by Chandraprabha Aitwal approached an unclimbed 6,075m peak in Kakora Gad from Harsil on the Gangotri Road. After acclimatizing at Kana Tal, base camp was established at 3,100m. The team placed two camps on the mountain and reached the summit in one long day on the 19th September. Altogether six members, Sushma Thakur, Kavita Burathoki, Reena Kaushal, Sundri Devi, Babita Gosawi and Ekta) plus three High Altitude Porters and Mr Narerndra Kutyal, reached the top. This team also climbed an unnamed peak of 5,645m north east of their base camp on September 21. The leader with Reena Kaushal, Sushma Thakur, Kavita Burathoki, Mr. Kutyal and a High Altitude Porter reached the top.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal