Kharagosa - Pinky - 2014
Three climbers from Switzerland have made the first ascent of a previously unnamed 5840m peak in Kishtwar, naming it Kharagosa
First ascent of Kharagosa ( 5840m )
1000m, M4 6a
21 September 2014
Climbed by Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf, Dres Abegglen
Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf and Dres Abegglen have made the first ascent of a previously unnamed 5840m peak in Kishtwar. They named the peak Kharagosa ("rabbit") because of its appearance. Their route, called Pinky, takes a line up the east face of the mountain.
After a bivouac at 4800m below the North East Face, the team crossed the glacier to the base of the East Face and them ascended 1000m over tricky, mixed terrain. Three UIAA grade V pitches brought them to much easier ground on the South East face, and then to the summit, which they reached on 21 September 2014.
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Kharagosa, Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir , India