Auden's Col Photos -I|
Gangotri to Ghuttu via Auden's Col
trek starts from Gangotri., where the Bhagirthi takes the huge leap at Surya Kund.
Sunderanandji is a yogi who has photographed Himalaya in all its glory.
at his Ashram next to Surya Kund.
trek starts with walk along the Bhagirathi's left bank and then climbs up along
the Rudugairu gad on right bank.
long and steep climb the trail moves down to the river where we cross over to
continues along the left bank through green jungle.
we reach the Nala camp and pitch our first camp. Stone fall poseses real
meters climb starts right from the nala camp.
reach a level ground and thereafter on crossing a nala coming from
a 300 meters climb awaits us. We have to be right up there.
we came up at the green patch, but looking for water came upto the present
was setup without further delay, but here also we did not get good water.
water was used for cooking and next day it was the first hurdle to be crossed.
on the ridge we moved towards Gangotri III now in view.
view opened up and the complete Gangotri group is in front of us.
yet so far - Gangotri III.
what the expeditions leave behind, hope better sense prevails.
our left the Jogin group comes in sight..
pitch our tents to establish our camp III in an open sand covered ground. We got
very muddy water.
Camp should be established after moving for another hour
beside the glacier.
on Rudugaira peak, which had a fresh coat of snow during night.
II as seen from our camp III.
moved out of Camp III towards the pass.
view of the Auden's col .
easy going till the stream running through the glacier ice.
stray from the path and crevasses are there to greet you with open arms.
camp at 5200 M between two huge crevasses, 200 meters below the pass.
come from the gap where the ridge coming from top meets the small ridge at right
remaining 200 M took an hour to cover. Kept to the right as we moved up. Left is
full of huge crevasses.
rock pillar towards our right as we climbed to the top of the Auden's col.
scene on to our left. We have to move down into the gully next to this tower.
Khatling glacier as seen from the pass.
the gully we had to climb down to reach the Khatling glacier.
A huge crevasse
cuts the slope from the glacier.
we are on the Khatling glacier with half snow blind porters.
It was baking hot
at 36 degree celsius on the glacier
Auden's Col Photos Part II
Auden's Col Story
Auden's Col Trek
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Published on: 2007-07-15 (4488 reads)[ Go Back ]