Bhagirathi Peaks

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Bhagirathi Peaks

 Uttarakhand India
N 30° 52′ 51.9096″ W 79° 8′ 7.0584″
Photographed in November 1996
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Bhagirathi peaks, seen from the upper part of the Bhagirathi Valley. The snowy peak just left of centre is Bhagirathi II (6512m), first climbed by Austrians Edi Ellmauthaler and Toni Messner in 1933. Just right of centre, at the top of a concave rock face, is Bhagirathi III (6454m), first climbed in 1933 by Charles Warren and Colin Kirkus - a brilliant rock-climber from Britain who stood oddly outside the the Himalayan climbing clique of that age. Their route is invisible from this viewpoint. Behind Bhagirathi III and right of it is Bhagirathi II (6856m), first climbed by a Japanese team in 1980.