Banderpunch

Details

Elevation (feet): 20,722
Elevation (meters): 6,316
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Range/Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Latitude: 31.003016
Longitude: 78.553433
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1950
First successful climber(s): JTM Gibson with Tenzing Norgay
Nearest major airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Convenient Center: Barkot

Thanks to Harish Rawat and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Description

This Peak lies to the South West of Kalanak. In June 1950 JTM Gibson with Tenzing Norgay (of Everest Fame) attempted it from the south. Vertical walls of ice gullies defeated them. Once climbed, after avoiding the crevasses, and on finally reaching the corniced top one can get a view of the steep drop to the southern valley, adjoining ridge of Bander Punchh and distant Swargarohini peaks.

From the holy shrine of Yamunotri one can easily see the western flank of banderpunch

Thanks to Harish Rawat for this description.