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Avalanche Peak (India)

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Elevation  6,196 m
Mountain range  Himalayas
First ascent  1952
Parent range  Himalayas
Avalanche Peak (India)
Location  Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Easiest route  rock/snow/ice through South Ridge.
First ascenders  Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton
Similar  Balakun, Bamba Dhura, Chaudhara, Abi Gamin, Arwa Group

The Avalanche Peaks are two mountain peaks situated above the Arwa Valley to the northwest of Badrinath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The peaks are named for the avalanches experienced by early climbers seeking to cross the glaciers beneath them.

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Map of Avalanche Peak, Uttarakhand 246422

Avalanche Peak I

Avalanche Peak I is situated on north-south massif between Kalindi Bamak and the Arwa Bank. This is the main peak among the two and situated south to the Avalanche Peak II. The altitude of the summit is 6196 metres.

The peak was first climbed in 1931 by Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe with two Sherpas.

Avalanche Peak II

Avalanche Peak II is the higher and more northerly peak. It is situated south of the Kalindi Khal which separates the Chaturangi glacier from the Arwa valley. The altitude of the summit is 6443 metres.

Neighbouring peaks

  • Chandra Parbat
  • Chaturangi
  • Kalindi
  • References

    Avalanche Peak (India) Wikipedia


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