American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India, Western Garhwal, Gangotri, Bhagirathi IV (6,193m), and II (6,512m)

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  • Publication Year: 2010

Lower Karcha Parvat (6,060m). A three-member Japanese team, led by Tsuneo Suzuki, established base camp in the Karcha Nala at 4,420m. They made Camp 1 at 4,700m and Camp 2 at 5,200m, from where Ritsuyu Matsubara and three high-altitude porters climbed the northwest face, reaching the summit on July 18. They propose that this previously unnamed peak be named Lower Karcha Parvat. It is not clear where this summit is situated in relation to the higher and popular Karcha Parvat (6,271m), north of the Karcha Nala.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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