Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Technical Climbing




Climbing peaks around Manali, Himachal Pradesh India.

Friendship Peak- 5289m

Location
Friendship peak is situated in Pir Panjal range with height of 5289m. Road head is Solang Nala which is main town in Solang Valley-15 km. from Manali.

Peak Type
Rock & Snow & Ice.
Knowledge Required
Knots, Ascending and Descending on Snow, Walking in a rope, Use of ice axe & Crampon.

Name of item and quantity required per person for climbing.
Climbing rope 1
Snow sack 2
Dead man or boy 1
Climbing helmet 1
Torch 1
Seat harness 1
Rope or tape sling 1
Gaiter 1
Crampons 1 pair
Mittens 1 pair
Pulley 1
Plain carrabineer 1 pair
Locking carabineer 3
Jumar 1
Ice tubular pitons 2
Rock pitons 3
Rain sheets 1
Climbing Shoes 1 Pair
Rucksack 1
Crampons 1Pair


Personal items

Wind proof suit 1

sun glasses 2

Monkey cap 1

Gloves 1 Pair

Nylon socks 2 Pair

Sun cream 1

Swiss knife 1

Mass tin 1

Dry fruits (cashew & almonds) 500 gm

Hat 1

Personal first aid box 1

Please note: All the items mentioned above are availabe on rental basis also.

Climb Itinerary

Like last year-again we are e booking climbing in Himalayas where you will be provided all infrastructures to climb this 17200 ft. peak. If you are having high altitude trekking experience- just contact us ASAP and get booked for climbing with us.

Duration: 11- 12 Days

Most frequent Climbing Plan:
Day1: Chandigarh/Delhi- Manali (1900 meters/6000ft)

Day2: A short trek around Manali

Day3: Manali –Dhundhi ( 2900mts, 10550ft) 15 km drive to Solang Nala, than after 7 km easy trek to Dhundhi, over night in alpine tent.
Climbing grade- easy.

Day4: Dhundhi – Bakarthach (12000ft, 3900mts- 6 km 3 hrs, through the land of shepherds)
Climbing grade- easy, moderate slopes.

Day 5:Bakerthatch- day for acclimatization/ techniques practice of ascending, descending or self arresting practice on snow, technique of cramponing.

Day 6: Bakarthach- camp 1 (14000ft 3900mts) 5 hrs climbing through slops, Glaciers moraines.
Climbing grade –easy, moderate.

Day 7: camp 1 – camp 2 - (16000ft, 5300mts- 6 hrs climbing.
Climbing grade slabs, glaciers

Day 8: Camp 2 / Summit attempt- (7 hrs climbing or descending on heard packed snow or glaciers.
Climbing grade- moderate, glaciers difficult.

Day9: Reserve for summit.

Day 10: Back to Dhundi.

Day 11: Back to Manali.

Day 12: Back to Delhi/ Chandigarh.

Experience required

You do not have to have any experience of climbing although exposure of high altitude trekking is necessary. Knowledge and use of climbing gear will enhance your enjoyment and comfort ability -although we will provide you resources and guidance to climb. Start jogging /running and work out for at least a month before you climb.

Mount Ladakhi / Chatidhar- 5500m,17900ft



Ladakhi Peak

Moderate level of peak which requires a little bit of climbing experience like use of mountaineering equipment and walking in snow and ice. This is certainly not for beginners. If you are first time climbing in Himalayas or climbing first time-choose Friendship peak.


Peak Type
Rock & Snow.

Name of item and quantity required per person for climbing would be same as mentioned above.

Most frequent Climbing Plan:
Day1: Chandigarh/Delhi- Manali (1900 meters, 6000ft)
Day2: A short trek around Manali.
Day3: Manali –Dhundhi (10550ft 3100mts) “15 km drive to Solang Nala, than after 7 km easy
trek to Dhundhi, over night in alpine tent.
Climbing grade- easy.
Day4: Dhundhi – Bakarthach (12000ft, 3600mts- 6 km 3 hrs, through the land of shepherds,)
Climbing grade- easy, moderate slopes.
Day 5:Bakerthatch- day for acclimatization/ techniques practice of ascending, descending or self arresting practice on snow, technique of cramponing.
Day 6: Bakarthach- Beas kund “saintly lay of sage Beas” (13000ft 3950mts) 3 hrs climbing through slops, Glaciers moraines.
Climbing grade- moderate, glaciers.
Day 7: Beas Kund / day reserve for acclimatization/ learn techniques of climbing, ascending, descending, self arresting practice on snow or cramponing.
Day 8: Beas kund – camp 1 (16500 ft 4900 mts Crossing Shitidhar col and establishing camp Incredible sight of Hanuman Tibba ,seven sisters peaks of Dhola Dhar range looks awesome.
Climbing grade- moderate or slabs.
Day 9: Camp1 / camp 2 -17500ft, 5225mts (camp on the top of the Raigarh glaciers
Climbing grade- moderate slabs (ice or hard packed snow)
Day 10 camp 2 / Summit Attempt/ Beas kund (18500ft, 5500mts)
Climbing grade- moderate, difficult (climbing on snow or rock)
Day 11: Back to Dhundi.
Day 12: Back to Solang Nala/Manali.
Day 13: Back to Chandigarh and on Day 15 you reach Delhi.

MAKING YOUR CLIMB MORE CONVENIENT
In case you encountered bad weather- we shall be providing you two spare days for climbing and you shall not be charged for these.

CLIMBING ARRANGEMENTS
We can arrange everything you need for climbing, you are required to bring only your 'climbing shoes'.

SHITIDHAR can be climbed with good pair of snow shoes and we will provide you porters, tented accommodation, local mountain guide, equipment along with vegetarian food.
Your stay in hotel is also inclusive in quote and there are no hidden charges as all taxes and relevant levies are also inclusive of quote.

Seven Sisters - 15000ft-16250ft
Seven Sisters

Road Head: Manali / Solang Nala

Height: 15000 ft to 16250ft.

Peak Type: Rock & Snow Knowledge Required: Ascending and Descending in Snow.

Climbing Plan

Takeover Point Delhi/ Manali

Day 1: Travel from Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali).

Day 2: A short trek around Manali, evening free to explore market.

Day 3: Trek to Dhundi- after break fast 15 km drive to Solang than start trek to Dhundhi (10550ft, 3100mts (6 km. walk)

Day 4: Dhundhi/ Bakarthach (1200ft, 3900mts) 3 hrs trek to Bakarthatch through the shepherd Land.

Day 5-6: Bakarthctch/ Attempt/ Baker thatch. The beautiful summit of Dholadhar” 16350ft

Day 7: Back to Solang Nala/Manali.

Day 8: Back to Delhi/Chandigarh.


1 comment:

Koen said...

Hey Sanju,
you live in paradise on earth. When I see those stunning pictures on your blog I feel like going back to India. Keep up the good work! Greetz from Belgium.
Koen