Nanda Devi East from between Martoli and Milam

Nanda Devi East from between Martoli and Milam

Nanda Devi East (7434 m / 24,390 ft) from between Martoli and Milam. The Milam Glacier Trek up the Gauri Ganga Valley in Uttaranchal offers spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Tirsuli and many other peaks of the Garhwal Himalaya range.
October 2004. Photo Gernot Koller
on Jan 3, 2011 4:55 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing,  Hiking
Image ID: 689182


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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Feb 5, 2011 8:02 pm - Voted 10/10

what a monster...

Hard to believe, but as far as I remember in 1939 Polish expedition climbed that giant.

Amazing view, need to move my ass for some nice trek in Himalayas soon!

Thanks for all those incredible photos Dmiki!



dmiki - Feb 6, 2011 2:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: what a monster...

Hi Tomek,

Nanda Devi East was first climbed in 1939 by a four-member Polish expedition led by Adam Karpinski. They climbed the south ridge, from Longstaff Col; this is still the standard route on the peak. The summit party were Jakub Bujak and Janusz Klarner.

Karpinski and Stefan Bernadzikiewicz died later in an attempt on Tirsuli (a night avalanche buried them at Camp 3).

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