The Expedition

2011 Indo-American Saser Kangri II Expedition

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Leaders
Mark Richey
Chewang Motup

Liason Officer
Raj Kumar

Sirdar
Konchok Thinlese

American Climbers
Janet Bergman
Emilie Drinkwater
Kirsten Kremer
Steve Swenson
Freddie Wilkinson

Indian Climbers
Pemba Sherpa
Dhan Singh Harkotia
Jangla Tashi Phunchok
Tshering Sherpa

Basecamp Staff
Santabir Sherpa
Arjun Rai
Aungchok
Mahipal

 

Summary of Activities

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First Ascent, Saser Kangri II, 7,518 meters via the Southwest Face, The Old Breed. WI 4 M3, 1,700 meters.  August 24, 2011. Richey, Swenson, Wilkinson.

First ascent, Tsok Kangri, 6,585 meters via the north face, WI4+, 680 meters.  July 31, 2011. Richey, Swenson, Wilkinson.

First ascent, Pumo Kangri, 6,250 meters via West Face, WI3, 450 meters. August 5,2011.  Drinkwater and Kremer.

First Ascent, SaserLing, 6,100 meters via the South Face.  5.9+, 8 pitches, 350 meters. August 6, 2011.  Bergman and Wilkinson.

 First Ascent, Stegasaurus, 6,660 meters, via the south glacier to south ridge.  Steep snow climbing and ridge traverse.  August 9, 2011.  Bergman, Drinkwater, Kremer, Richey, and Wilkinson.