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TOPIC: French Team Climbs New Route up the southwest face of Kamet in Garhwal Himalaya

French Team Climbs New Route up the southwest face of Kamet in Garhwal Himalaya 7 years, 5 months ago #205

According to a news report on Climbing.com, four French climbers last month completed the first route up the southwest face of Kamet (25,446 feet), the second-highest peak in northern India’s Garhwal Himalaya, in a superb alpine-style ascent. After acclimatizing on a neighboring peak, Sébastien Bohin, Didier Jourdain, Sébastien Moatti,and Sébastien Ratel climbed the 6,500-foot face with passages of difficult rock and beyond-vertical ice. They reached the south ridge, about 900 feet below the top, after four days of climbing, and bivouacked there, at 24,600 feet, before heading to the summit on September 26. They descended by the south ridge after another night at their high camp and returned to advanced base late on September 27.

The four climbers are all members of the French Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne (GMHM), a small group of elite mountaineers and non-combatant soldiers that advises the French military.

Re: French Team Climbs New Route up the southwest face of Kamet in Garhwal Himalaya 7 years, 5 months ago #207

The French route up the previously unclimbed southwest face of Kamet in northern India (Courtesy of the GMHM)-
pinterest.com/pin/329748003936128504/

Re: French Team Climbs New Route up the southwest face of Kamet in Garhwal Himalaya 7 years, 1 month ago #442

found photo for the same

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