Chau Chau Kang Nilda

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Chau Chau Kang Nilda
Chau Chau Kang Nilda(CCKN) peak of Spiti Himachal Pradesh from Komic village to Demul Vllage.jpg
Chau Chau Kang Nilda(CCKN) peak of Spiti Himachal Pradesh on the way to Demul Village from Komic village
Highest point
Elevation6,303 m (20,679 ft) [1]
Prominence1,000 m (3,280 ft)
Coordinates32°18′36″N 78°09′0″E / 32.31000°N 78.15000°E / 32.31000; 78.15000Coordinates: 32°18′36″N 78°09′0″E / 32.31000°N 78.15000°E / 32.31000; 78.15000[2]
Geography
Chau Chau Kang Nilda is located in India
Chau Chau Kang Nilda
Chau Chau Kang Nilda
Location in northern India
LocationHimachal Pradesh, India
Parent rangeHimachal Pradesh Himalayas
Climbing
First ascent1939 by J. O. M. Roberts [3]

Chau Chau Kang Nilda also known as 'Guan Nelda' or 'blue moon in the sky' [4] is a mountain in the western Himalayas. It lies in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

The mountain located 13 km northeast of Kaza, the main town in Spiti, in the district of Lahaul and Spiti district.

View of CHAU CHAU KANG NILDA peak near Demul village

Climbing history[edit]

The Chau Chau Kang Nilda was first climbed in 1939 by J.O.M. Roberts (James Owen Roberts Merion) who crossed Spiti from Kullu .He became the first mountaineer to visit Spiti .[5] Indian expeditions climbed Chau Chau Kang Nilda[6] in 1966 and again in 1981[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Himalayan Index - Results of Search by Name". Alpine-club.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  2. ^ "Himalayan Index - Results of Search by Name". Alpine-club.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  3. ^ H.J. Vol. XII, p. 129.
  4. ^ Manohar Singh Gill. "Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul and Spiti". Books.google.co.in. p. 260. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  5. ^ Harish Kapadia. "Spiti: Adventures in the Trans-Himalaya". Books.google.co.in. p. 185. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  6. ^ H.T- Vol. XVII, p. 185.
  7. ^ H.J. Vol. 39, p. 198.

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