Nandakhat

Elevation (feet): 21,690
Elevation (meters): 6,611
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Range/Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Latitude: 30.301667
Longitude: 79.975833
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1931
First successful climber(s): Huge Ruttledge

Thanks to dhruv joshi for adding this peak.

Mount Nandakhat (Bed of Nandadevi) is positioned at the rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, situated at the left of Pindari glacier and Traill’s pass. This region has peaks like Panwali Dwar (6663 m) on left and Changuch (6322 m) on the right across the Pindari glacier. Nanda Devi (7816 mts) stands to its north, west ridge adjoining Mt. Panwali Dwar (6663 mts).

Mount Nandakhat was first climbed in year 1931 by Huge Ruttledge. Sri PN Choudhary and porter Pansingh. It is always tricky to cross the icefall and the glacier at its snout to approach the peak. In 1970, two climbers from a Mumbai-based team were killed in an avalanche in the Pindari glacier. Anup Sah from Nainital, Uttarakhand led the first ascent of this peak in 16 oct 1972.

The 12-member team of Indian Mountaineering Foundation climbed this difficult peak during (first premonsoon expedition) May June 2010. A mix team of 7 male & 5 female members was led by Dr Anil Ghurtoo. Team faced bad weather during the expedition. Four members including deputy leader Dhruv Joshi, Bharat Bhushan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey scaled the peak followed by the new route (eastern spur & north ridge) on the 22nd of June 2010 at 1545 hrs,it took them almost 22hrs to reach summit and back to the summit camp. The team members are as follows: Dr Anil Ghurtoo (Leader),Bianca Dias, Kavitha Reddy, Rajal Patel,Tusi Das, Ribanisha,Dhruv Joshi , Bharat Bhusan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey, Wallombok Lingdoh & Lalit.

Thanks to dhruv joshi for this description.