Changuch - northwest ridge via Pindari Glacier - 2011

Dhruv Joshi, K Wallambok Lyngdoh, Bharat Bushan, Chetan Pandey and Takpa Norbu reached the summit of Changuch, in Uttarakhand, India, on 17 June 2011 - the second time the mountain has been climbed,

Changuch ( 6322m )

First ascent of northwest ridge via Pindari Glacier

Himalaya, India

17 June 2011

Climbed by Dhruv Joshi, K Wallambok Lyngdoh, Bharat Bushan, Chetan Pandey, Takpa Norbu

Other members of the expedition: Mahesh S Dharmsaktu, Harish Kumar, Anand Vaidhya

Dhruv Joshi, K Wallambok Lyngdoh, Bharat Bushan, Chetan Pandey and Takpa Norbu reached the summit of Changuch on 17 June 2011, via the Pindari Glacier and the northwest ridge. A sixth climber, Mahesh S Dharmsaktu, reached the summit camp but chose not to continue to the summit due to a severe headache.

No porters were used above base camp, established beside the Pindar River at3565m. Fixed ropes were used on some sections of the route.

The expedition was led by Dhruv Joshi and organised by the Indian Mountaineering Federation.

This was the second ascent of Changuch and the first ascent from the Pindari Glacier (the mountain was climbed in 2009 via the Lawan Glacier to north, by an expedition led by Martin Moran).

The peak lies in the Nanda Devi massif and is situated above Traill's Pass, on the ridge separating the Pindar Valley from the Goriganga Valley.

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Mountain Facts

Changuch, India

N 30° 17′ 33.792″ W 80° 2′ 21.0372″

Elevation: 6322m

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