|Elevation||7,350 m (24,110 ft) |
|Prominence||432 m (1,417 ft) |
|Parent range||Kangchenjunga Himal, Himalayas|
|First ascent||1995 by Taroh Tanigawa, Koji Nagakubo and Yuichi Yoshida|
|Easiest route||glacier/snow/ice climb|
Gimmigela Chuli, or The Twins, is a mountain in the Himalayas, located on the border between Taplejung, Mechi, Nepal and Sikkim, India. It has an elevation of 7,350 m (24,110 ft) above sea level and is situated approximately 4.2 km (2.6 mi) NNE from Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on Earth.
The mountain has a subpeak, Gimmigela Chuli II (elevation = 7,005 metres; prominence = 185m). This subpeak, sometimes referred to as "Gimmigela's Sister", lies entirely within India. Together the two peaks, Gimmigela I and Gimmigela II, are known as "The Twins".
An attempt on the summit on 18 October 1994, ended with the death of Masanori Sato, the leader of a Japanese expedition. The team had achieved the first ascent of Gimmigela II and were on the summit ridge which connects the two peaks in an attempt to summit Gimmigela I (main) when Sato fell 35 meters into a hidden crevasse. Despite the efforts of the other team members, his body was not recovered and the expedition was terminated.
One year later on 16 October 1995, Taroh Tanigawa, Koji Nagakubo and Yuichi Yoshida, members of the failed attempt in 1994, achieved the first ascent of Gimmigela I.
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- "The First successful ascent to the Twins: Mt. Gimmigela", by the Tokyo University of Agriculture Alpine Club. The Japanese Alpine Club. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
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