Thalay Sagar - Anglo-American Route - 2012
Thalay Sagar, in the Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India, has been climbed by a team from Kolkata - the fourth Indian ascent of the mountain.
Thalay Sagar ( 6904m ) via Anglo-American Route
60 deg, IV/V
1 July 2012
Climbed by Parijat Samanta, Phurba Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Dawa Wangchuk Sherpa, Santanu Basu
Other members of the expedition: Chinmoy Pal, Pabitra Bhuson Sanyal, Aloke Ghosh, Dr Shanitmoy Banerjee, Ajit Bera, Dipak Roy Chowdhury, Arijit Bhattacharya, Dipak Saha, Pemba Sherpa
Thalay Sagar has been climbed by a team made up of 10 members of the Tour Cultural Society and Travello (TCST), Kolkata, plus 4 Sherpas. The team took the the route up the north-west couloir and west ridge used by the Anglo-American expedition that made the first ascent of the mountain in 1979.
The initial couloir lies at angle of about 60 degrees. The west ridge involves bad rock, mixed ground at 70-80 degrees and difficulties up to IV/V. Fixed ropes were used extensively,
Parijat Samanta, Phurba Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Dawa Wangchuk Sherpa and Santanu Basu reached the summit on 1 July. This was the fourth Indian ascent of the mountain.
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Thalay Sagar in the Ascent Book
Thalay Sagar, India
N 30° 51′ 35.658″ W 78° 59′ 45.1032″