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TOPIC: Which Himalayan Peaks Have You Climbed?

Which Himalayan Peaks Have You Climbed? 5 years, 4 months ago #331

Have you climbed peak(s) in Indian and Nepal Himalaya? If yes, Then why not share it with the mountaineers.
Currently, there is no easy way to find who has climbed a peak in Indian Himalaya. Idea is to collect this data to help other mountaineers to find information quickly and easily.

Reply to this post with the information about peaks that you have climbed so far. Let the climbing world know about it.
Share Name of the Peak, Height, Month and Year and a photo if possible, and anything that you want to say about your climb.


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Re: Which Himalayan Peaks Have You Climbed? 5 years, 4 months ago #336

Hi All,

Would like to share my experience about a peak I climbed in October 2009 , Mera peak - 6476 mts high is located in the Makalu-Baruntse national park in the Nepal Himalayas . The entry point is through Lukla only . The peak involves technical climbing only in the last 30 mins or the last 100 meters where you have to negotiate a couple of ice-walls to get to the summit . But its highly recommended to rope up with your climbing partners from Advance base camp upwards.

The Base camp is established at about 4900 mts & all the climbing above that is through the glacier , so you need to know your basics of using snow-boots crampons and ice-axe . Base camp to Advance camp is a long & treacherous 5 - 6 hour walk on the glacier , Most of the glacier is safe to walk on , but post 10 am the snow starts getting soft and powdery , its advisable to start early .

We reached ABC by about 12 noon & established camp , after having a quick meal and boiling some snow for water , we slept , rather tried to sleep. We planned to leave for the summit at 1 am but got a little late and left by about 1.30 am , following our climbing guide and some torch lights above us , we had to be very careful about walking on the small snow-track . Even a single step deviation meant going in the soft powdery snow which was at-least 8 - 9 inches deep . After walking for about 5 - 6 hours on the steep glacier and having faced some strong snow storms we reached the base of the snow wall . The wind was high and the powdery snow was pricking our faces like needles. We used out Jumar's , crampons and ice-axe to the fullest and stood on top of this magnificent peak at about 7.15 am on 22-Oct - 2009 .

It was nice and sunny and we got some brilliant views of Everest , Makalu , Baruntse and many other great pics !
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Re: Which Himalayan Peaks Have You Climbed? 5 years, 4 months ago #337

Thanks for sharing. that looks awesome.
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