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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about prerequisites and cost.
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
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.
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
- 2 Ice Axes - semi technical/technical
- Pack - 60L
- Sleeping Bag (minimum 0degrees) with Pad
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.