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Some Mountain Climbing in the Indian Himalaya -- by Arun Mahajan

03/11/2008 7:30 pm
03/11/2008 10:00 pm
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In the Fall of 2007, an expedition from the UK spent between three to four weeks, climbing and exploring in a small section of the Indian Himalaya that is in the Lahul-Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. In the process, the splendid pyramidal peak of Gangsthang (6162m) was climbed and 6 members stood on the tiny summit, having made a new route up the West Face, finishing up the normal SW Ridge. Prior to this, for acclimatization, the subsidiary rock peak of Thirot Shivling (5324m) was also reached. The team also enjoyed a superb journey into the area, taking the night sleeper from Delhi, the amazing narrow gauge railway to Shimla hill station, beautiful roads through the verdant valleys of Kullu and Manali, and a breath-taking drive over ther 13,000 foot Rohtang Pass into the spectacular Chandra-Bhaga valley.

Come and enjoy a slide show of this expedition as described by PCS member, Arun Mahajan, who was a team member in this expedition and lucky enough to summit both Gangsthang and the Thirot Shivling.