Dunagiri (mountain)

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For the area in Uttarakhand, see Dunagiri.
Dunagiri
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The Dunagiri from Kuari-Pass
Elevation 7,066 m (23,182 ft)
Prominence c. 1,200 m (3,900 ft)[1]
Location
Dunagiri is located in Uttarakhand
Dunagiri
Dunagiri
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Location Uttarakhand, India
Range Nanda Devi Group, Garhwal Himalayas
Coordinates 30°31′57″N 79°50′02″E / 30.53250°N 79.83389°E / 30.53250; 79.83389Coordinates: 30°31′57″N 79°50′02″E / 30.53250°N 79.83389°E / 30.53250; 79.83389
Climbing
First ascent July 5, 1939 by André Roch, F. Steuri, D. Zogg[2]
Easiest route southwest ridge: rock/snow/ice climb

Dunagiri (7,066 m) is one of the high peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It lies at the northwest corner of the Sanctuary Wall, a ring of peaks surrounding Nanda Devi and enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

Dunagiri was first climbed on July 5, 1939[3] by the Swiss climbers André Roch, F. Steuri, and D. Zogg, via the southwest ridge. In 1975, Joe Tasker and Dick Renshaw climbed a particularly difficult route on the southeast buttress in a significant milestone for alpine-style climbing.[4] In 1978 the first Australian Himalayan expedition by the Australian National University Mountaineering Club made the fourth ascent via the south-west ridge.[5] Lincoln Hall and Tim Maccartney-Snape made the final summit attempt with Maccartney-Snape successfully summiting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ This is an approximate figure, based on the 1:150,000 scale topographic map Garhwal-Himalaya-Ost, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research.
  2. ^ Jill Neate. High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7000 Metre Peaks. ISBN 0-89886-238-8. 
  3. ^ Some sources say 1947.
  4. ^ Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables, Himalaya Alpine-Style, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995, ISBN 0-340-64931-3
  5. ^ Steffen, Will (2010). Himalayan Dreaming: Austrlaian mountatineering in the great ranges of Asia 1922-1990. Canberra: ANU E Press. p. 593. ISBN 978-1-921666-16-2.