Avalanche Peak (India)

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Avalanche Peak I
Avalanche Peak I is located in India
Avalanche Peak I
Avalanche Peak I
Location in northern India
Elevation 6,196 m (20,328 ft)
Location
Location Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Range Garhwal Himalaya
Coordinates 30°50′24″N 79°24′00″E / 30.84000°N 79.40000°E / 30.84000; 79.40000Coordinates: 30°50′24″N 79°24′00″E / 30.84000°N 79.40000°E / 30.84000; 79.40000
Climbing
First ascent 1931 Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe
Easiest route rock/snow/ice through South Ridge.

The Avalanche Peaks are two mountain peaks situated above the Arwa Valley to the northwest of Badrinath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The peaks are named for the avalanches experienced by early climbers seeking to cross the glaciers beneath them.

Avalanche Peak I[edit]

Avalanche Peak I is situated on north-south massif between Kalindi Bamak and the Arwa Bank. This is the main peak among the two and situated south to the Avalanche Peak II. The altitude of the summit is 6196 metres.

The peak was first climbed in 1931 by Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe with two Sherpas.

Avalanche Peak II[edit]

Avalanche Peak II
Elevation 6,443 m (21,138 ft)
Location
Location Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Range Garhwal Himalaya
Climbing
First ascent 1952
Easiest route rock/snow/ice through Bangnea Glacier system

Avalanche Peak II is the higher and more northerly peak. It is situated south of the Kalindi Khal which separates the Chaturangi glacier from the Arwa valley. The altitude of the summit is 6443 metres.

Neighbouring peaks[edit]

See also[edit]