CB 13 - Alpine Style - Mid June, 2017

Altitude - 6264 Meters
Location - Dhaka Glacier, Lahaul
Road Head - Batal
Total Ascent - 11 days (Manali to Manali)
Level - Technical
Skills Needed - Basic ropework (Clove hitch, bowline, Figure 8, Coiling, Belaying from top and bottom), Basic Crampon Technique, Ice Axe use.
Team - Maximum 4 clients

 

This expedition will be led by Karn Kowshik. 

The peak will be attempted in a fast and light style, going from road head to the summit in one push. 

To join this expedition, please email akela@wolfpackcollective.org to find out about prerequisites and cost. 

 

Summit camp

Summit camp

PLAN

 

Day 00: ArriveManali

Day 00: Shopping and packing, in preparation for the climb

Day 01: Drive to Batal

Day 04: Hike to Samudra Tapu Camp

Day 05: Hike to Sutadi Glacier Snout- Base Camp

Day 06: Hike to Intermediate camp 1 - above the glacier. 

Day 07: Move to summit camp

Day 08/09: Summit days

Day 10: Return to base camp.

Day 11: Hike back to Batal - Drive Manali

 

Karn Kowshik leading up to the summit - this attempt failed due to bad planning!

Karn Kowshik leading up to the summit - this attempt failed due to bad planning!

This is a technical climb, possible for somebody with some experience. 

Since we are going fast & light, we recommend climbers reach manali at least 2-3 days before departure, and spend time climbing and acclimatising - climbing Patalsu Peak is an option. 

If you are unsure of your technical skills, let us know, we will work with you. 

Also, please consult us on equipment purchase. 

 

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Gear Needed: 

A complete gear list will be provided.

Equipment can be hired from IMF in New Delhi. 

  • Full, Layered Clothing system
  • Trekking/Approach Shoes
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • 2 Ice Axes - semi technical/technical
  • Pack - 60L 
  • Headlight
  • Harness
  • Sleeping Bag (minimum 0degrees) with Pad

Physical Fitness

Expect tiring approach days, all at high altitude. Summit day will be extremely long and tiring, with a lot of steep snow and ice climbing. Regular climbing and fitness regime is necessary. Clients will be provided with fitness consultation.