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Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby sanders » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:37 pm

I am trying to narrow down the list of well known 6,000ers-8,000ers in the Himalayas/Karakorum that can be normally approached and climbed during late summer/autumn. From the readily available information, I have compiled the following list:
GI- Jul/Aug
GII - Jul/Aug
Broad Peak - Jul/Aug
Nanga Parbat - Jul/Aug/Sep
Spantik - Sep
Cho Oyu - Sep/Oct
Ama Dablam - Sep/Oct
Island Peak - Oct/Nov
Lhotse - Sep/Oct
Cholatse - Sep/Oct
Baruntse - Sep/Oct
Pumori - Sep/Oct/Nov
Nanda Devi - Jul/Aug/Sep

What else is missing?

Thank you,
Nick
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Re: Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby Damien Gildea » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:14 pm

If you just want to stick to the popular commercially guided peaks then I'd throw in Mera Peak (Oct-Nov).

I've not been on Ama Dablam but I'd say it's more Oct-Nov and into Dec than Sept. Crowding dictates some of that.

Ditto Cholatse is more of a Oct-Nov peak, than Sept. Probably Bartuntse too.

Lhotse in post-monsoon? You're going to need to pay Sherpas to fix the icefall for you, just for Lhotse, without the economy of the Everest crowds, so that's unlikely for most.

Spantik might be fine in Sept, but it's more popular June-August.

On bigger, harder peaks like G1, the summit days are often concentrated into just a few days all season, due to weather and teams' itineraries. Most approach in June, to summit later in July or early August. Aiming to summit late August might be OK for weather, but you might be the only team trying. That can be good or bad.

Nanda Devi has been climbed in various months, but usually May-June and Sept-Oct. It is off-limits anyway, for environmental reasons, and has hardly been climbed for many years. If you want a doable big peak in India, consider Satopanth.
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Re: Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby sanders » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:08 pm

Thanks for the heads-up! Will probably go with Jul/Aug schedule... So, Gi/GII, Broad Peak or Spantik...
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Re: Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby IvanBraunDK » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Cholatse in october could be fun

btw - the majority of the GI and GII combos I see is earlier in the season (april-may), I have the this combo drafted up for spring 2013
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Re: Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby radson » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:04 pm

Dhalaugiri, Manaslu?
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Re: Himalayas/Karakorum - late summer/autumn

Postby Damien Gildea » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:52 pm

IvanBraunDK wrote:... the majority of the GI and GII combos I see is earlier in the season (april-may), I have the this combo drafted up for spring 2013


G1 and/or G2 have never been climbed in April-May. Can you show us any past or future expeditions going there at this time of year?
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