American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul, Ramjak, First Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 2003

Ramjak, first ascent. An Indian Mountaineering Foundation expedition led by Sangay Dorjee Sherpa made the first ascent of Ramjak (6,318m). This peak has attracted many climbers in the past, including attempts by IMF expeditions in 2000 and 2001. At least three other attempts on this peak by different parties had also failed. The 2002 expedition left Delhi on July 22 and established base camp at 4,620m on the 27th, after fording several ice-cold streams on the approach. Camp 1 was established on August 3 after negotiating difficult terrain, crevasses, and exposed slopes. Finally, on August 4 the leader reached the summit along with Mul Dorjay, Nima Dorjay, and HAP Dawa Wanchuk

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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