Callangate from the southeast

On the approach to Campa pass, the southernmost part of the summit ridge of the long Callangate chain can be seen. I don't believe the main summit is visible, I think it's further back. I'm not sure though.

From this angle, I wouldn't want to try climbing that ridge. See those seracs? Much too dangerous. A week before, I had a good look from the west, albeit from a distance, and it looked somewhat easier from there. Mind you, it still didn't look easy by any means, just easier.

6 June 2011.


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Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Dec 21, 2011 10:22 pm - Hasn't voted


Yes, the summit might be the one on the right, or close to it. Definitely not the one on the left. Though some maps put Callangate 5, further north, as the highest. But I got a different view driving over the pass NW of these peaks, starting the second part of my trip, and I don't think the northernmost tops are the highest.


rgg - Dec 22, 2011 3:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Callangates

I don't have any doubts as to the location of the main summit, only whether it can be seen from this side.

Based on Google Maps Terrain View, the coordinates of main summit are (-13.7314,-71.1599). That matches nicely with the information in my guidebook, which includes a schematic map, and names this summit Collpa Ananta. As I said, I'm just not sure that, from this viewpoint, it's possible to see it. It could be the one on the right, or just behind it.

According to Google maps (and my guidebook), the other peaks of the chain are all clearly lower. My own photos support that. Since the satellite images are not very detailed (yet), I keep in mind that the terrain view might give a too low contour on a very sharp peak. However, looking at my photos, there simply is nothing that sharp that it might be missed, yet still be higher than Collpa Ananta.

The most northerly peak of the chain, Callangate I, is definitely not the highest, and it wouldn't be visible from this viewpoint anyway.

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