314 Photos - Aug 24, 2010
Photo: Route Map (From Road-head to Peak)Photo: Flag handed over by Satyabrata Mukherjee at his residencePhoto: Photo: Food packing at club room. 40 cartons altogether..Photo: See off at Howrah stationPhoto: Photo: Testing the snow-boots at Aishbagh station.. boots just arrived from NIMPhoto: Chandu da (Shyamal Dey), senior-most member of the team (56 yrs)Photo: Photo: Waiting for 5am bus, in front of Pithoragarh KMVNPhoto: Pithoragarh at dawnPhoto: KMVN Tourist Rest House dormitory at MunsyariPhoto: Left to right: Binay Bhoumik, Shyamal Dey, Gopa Day, Ashis Gupta, Rajsekhar Maity, Prasenjit Majumdar, Brijes Day (Sumit), Mingma Sherpa, Topchen Sherpa, Dipen Samanta, Phurba Sherpa, Sujit BagPhoto: Photo: Load sorting at Dhapa (road-head)Photo: Photo: Dhapa, the trek starts from herePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Kurjimia, 1st tea-shop on routePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lilam can be seen at distancePhoto: 1st halt at Lilam (5,854 ft)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Goriganga riverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Raragari campPhoto: Photo: 2nd halt at Bugdyar (8,028 ft), night stay in roadside tea-housePhoto: Photo: Leaving Bugdyar next day morningPhoto: Photo: Photo: Tea shop at Nahar DeviPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: MapangPhoto: Photo: 3rd day's halt at ITBP camp, Reilkot (10,295 ft)Photo: Photo: Reilkot (10,295 ft)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Approaching Martloi villagePhoto: Martoli's bugyal... a stunningly beautiful placePhoto: Photo: 1st view of Nandadevi East and Main from MartloiPhoto: Photo: Glimpse of Nandakot from MartloiPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Towards Lawan villagePhoto: Photo: Beautiful Lamgara BugyalPhoto: Photo: Nandadevi East (L) & Nandadevi Main (R)Photo: Photo: Photo: Deserted Lawan village (11,400 ft)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 5th day of the trek.. Camp at Bakri Thach (11,532 ft)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Final day's trek to Base Camp starts from Bakri Thach.. A long way to go on that day..Photo: Photo: On the way to the Lawan Glacier..  alongside Lawan GadPhoto: Photo: On the left lateral moraine of Lawan Glacier. This glacial pool is clearly visible in google map/earthPhoto: 1st glimpse of ChanguchPhoto: Photo: Base Camp established at 13,907 ft (23-May-10)Photo: Sunset on NandakotPhoto: Chaguch at day-endPhoto: Nandakot summit close-upPhoto: Nandadevi East (and its south-west wall) from Base CampPhoto: Nandakot (L) & Changuch (R) from Base CampPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Summit cap, Nandadevi EastPhoto: Photo: Photo: Group photo at Base Camp
From left to right: Dipen, Mingma, Topchen, Phurba, Ashis, Rajsekhar, Prasenjit, Barun, Binay, Gopa, Brijes (Sumit), Upal, Shyamal (Chandu da)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Load re-arrangement at Base CampPhoto: Photo: Photo: Kitchen at Base CampPhoto: Photo: 1st day of load ferry to Camp-IPhoto: Photo: Photo: Last one hour steep ascent to Camp-I sitePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Looking back.. Lawan GlacierPhoto: Photo: Look carefully.. A herd of Bharals crossing the ice-field of ChanguchPhoto: Camp-I (15,438 ft) on a green patch just before the Changuch ice-fieldPhoto: Setting up the kitchen at Camp-IPhoto: Photo: Photo: Avalanche from Changuch... A welcome notePhoto: Photo: Load ferry to Camp-IIPhoto: Reached the ice-fieldPhoto: Nandadevi East and Main from Changuch ice-fieldPhoto: Photo: Photo: Nadadevi East (front) and Main from the ridge above Camp-II sitePhoto: Nandadevi Main summitPhoto: Nandakot from Camp-II sitePhoto: Changuch from Camp-II sitePhoto: Photo: 3 sherpa started route opening for Camp-IIIPhoto: Photo: Photo: Preparing for the 2nd day of load-ferry to Camp-IIPhoto: Photo: Avalanche from Nandakot.. a routine affairPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: After the snow-fall.. at Camp-IPhoto: Bharal on the ridgePhoto: Camp-I, covered with snowPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jagat, our cookPhoto: Photo: Way to Camp-II (from Camp-I).. along the ice patches at rightPhoto: Sherpas seen on the ice-wall.. rope-fixingPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: 3 tiny dots on the wallPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sherpa traversing a stretch on the wall... seen from camp-I (10x zoom)Photo: Photo: Photo: Usual sightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Famous Logstaff Col and the entire South ridge of Nandadevi EastPhoto: Photo: Set out to occupy Camp-IIPhoto: Members on the ice-field (seen from Camp-I)Photo: Photo: A rest for a whilePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Camp-II (16,852 ft) on the ice-field of ChanguchPhoto: At Camp-IIPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sherpa's track can be seen on the wall/couloir from camp-IIPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Set out for Camp-IIIPhoto: Photo: At the base of the rock wall.. where the vertical climb starts..Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Climbing the wallPhoto: Photo: Photo: Members climbing the couloir.. seen from Camp-IPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Climbing up the couloirPhoto: Members at the final stretch before the col.. after the blizzard (seen from Camp-I)Photo: Last step to the Col on NW ridgePhoto: Camp-III / Summit Camp on the Col (19,121 ft)Photo: Nandakhat on the Pindari sidePhoto: Photo: Photo: North-West ridge from Camp-IIIPhoto: Sherpas started rope fixing on the NW ridge.. notice the huge cornices at left side of the ridgePhoto: Photo: NW ridge goes to the ice-dome (which is 2/3rd of the route to summit).. as seen from Camp-III. Sherpas on the ridge...Photo: summit tentPhoto: Assault day (3-Jun-10).. Members on the summit ridge.. seen from summit Camp (Camp-III)Photo: Peak Baljuri on the Pindari side of the colPhoto: Photo: Sunrise on Nandadevi (taken by handycam)Photo: Photo: Summit members on the ridgePhoto: NW ridge from the summit route... 2 tiny tents of the summit camp can be seen on the ridge below..Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Highest point (20,000 ft) reached at around 10 am... at this point the rope ran out.. and weather started deteriorating...Photo: Members seen on the summit ridge.. as seen from Camp-I (with 10x zoom)Photo: Return to Camp-IIIPhoto: Photo: Photo: Summit team retreats back.. seen from Camp-IIIPhoto: Members coming down from Camp-III.. seen from Camp-I.. the team reached Camp-I at 9pm nightPhoto: Back at Base Camp... preparing for the return journeyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Beautiful MartoliPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sunset on Panchchulli.. from MunsyraiPhoto: