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Nilgiri

 
Nilgiri

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Object Title: Nilgiri

 

Page By: sikari kukur

Created/Edited: Jul 7, 2008 / Jan 29, 2009

Object ID: 418899

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Nilgiri, Annapurna Region, Nepal (23,166'/7061meters)

 
Nilgiri
 


Nilgiri forms the cornerstone of "The Great Barrier" to Annapurna I, but it is more than just a barrier to 8000 meter glory. It is in fact a beautiful, massive, tri-summited peak, whose scope and relief dominate the Kali Gandaki Valley floor from as far south as Tatopani to as far north as Kagbeni.


 
Nilgiri
 


The three summits are Nilgiri North (7061), Nilgiri Center (6940), and Nilgiri South (6839). Each rise more than 4000 vertical meters from the valley. Nilgiri sits astride the line of the Himalayan rainshadow phenomenon, separating rhododendron filled jungle from arid, desert-like hills within the span of a few hours walk. As one proceeds, or rather, is pushed by the steady wind along the valley floor, the impression is that Nilgiri could separate two planets.


 
Nilgiri
 


French Guide Lionel Terray, along with Sherpa Wongdi, led three Dutch clients, the Van Lookeren Campagne brothers, to the summit of Nilgiri North on October 26, 1962. Terray, a veteran of the 1950 Annapurna I expedition among many other ridiculously difficult climbs, put a line up the north face to the west ridge, following the ridge the last 1800 ft. to the summit. Three camps were used as well as fixed ropes. Nilgiri South was climbed via the Southwest Ridge in 1978, Nilgiri Central via the East Ridge in 1979.



 
Nilgiri
 


Nilgiri is visible almost continually along the Jomsom Road, which comprises about 1/3 of the Annapurna Circuit. There are Roadheads at Beni and Nayapul, both accessible by taxi or bus from Pokhara. From Beni you can walk, bus or jeep it all the way to Muktinath. There are also daily flights from Pokhara to Jomsom. If you are heading north, Nilgiri is that big mountain on your right. There are many fine Teahouses along the Kali Gandaki. My favorites were the Chez Nisa Lodge in Marpha, the Trekkers Lodge in Tatopani, the Everest Guest House in Kalopani, and the Krishu Guest House in Jomsom.



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Mathias Zehringnice overview...

Mathias Zehring

Voted 8/10

... and some fine pictures - but you should try to find out at least something about climbing routes and climbing history
Posted Jul 7, 2008 4:37 pm

Mathias ZehringRe: nice overview...

Mathias Zehring

Voted 8/10

hm... not easy: This is the only thing I found on a quick research:
http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/hi/screen3.php?act=1
Posted Jul 7, 2008 6:42 pm

ScottNice album

Scott

Voted 10/10

Beautiful photos of a great mountain.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 12:07 am

sikari kukurRe: Nice album

sikari kukur

Hasn't voted

thanks scott- your feedback was very helpful

happy trails!
Posted Jan 31, 2009 10:01 am

drjonkoeJust what I was looking for

Hasn't voted

Very nice pictures. Was looking for some nice wallpapers of the mountain my grandfather climbed with his brothers (the 3 dutch clients). Maybe i'll print one of the pics on a canvas and hang it on the wall since they're so nice. thx
Posted Jan 19, 2009 3:28 pm

sikari kukurRe: Just what I was looking for

sikari kukur

Hasn't voted

have fun. also if you would like higher quality prints, I would be happy to make them.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 4:50 pm

pijiuVery good album.

pijiu

Voted 10/10

It's a good idea to focus on a lesser known peak. Just as beautiful as the 8000ers. And who need a 40th album on Everest or Annapurna?
Posted Apr 21, 2009 2:55 am

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