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243/2B/1, A.P.C. Road
Block - A, Flat - 4D
Kolkata - 700006, West Bengal, India
(Beside : Bangiya Sahitya Parishad)
Phone: 09330942814 / 09831725464
E-mail: kolkatatrekkersyouth@gmail.com

Mountaineering Expedition

"A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to describe all the marvels of the Himalayas – so goes an ancient Sanskrit scripture on the youngest group of mountains in the world. The towering Himalayas have left an ineffaceable impression on every climber who chooses to contest the might of the mountains. At times, man has emerged victorious; at times, climbers simly disappeared into the dense curtain of mists surrounding these mountains. But the man-nature contest continues"........ 

"Mountaineering involves four principal activities — walking, rock-climbing, snow or ice climbing and navigation. To these may be added mountain camping, ski, mountain rescue and high altitude planning, physical and mental fitness is required but probably experience counts for more, for the sport can be continued into old age. The aims of mountaineering pass through three phases. These are to reach the summit, to create a more difficult route, to reduce the aid needed on a difficult route. Each takes precedence in turn over the next."................

The greatest test of human endurance, courage and character are mountaineering expeditions. Every year we organise at least one mountaineering expedition to various virgin or challenging peaks situated in the Himalayas.

PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS

“FIRST STEP”

Mt. Kedardome (6831 mtrs / 22,410 fts) Expedition - 1987

“The Kedardome”, a subsidiary to the famous Kedarnath Peak, on the North-East later (near the junction of Kirti Bamak & Gangotri Glacier) in the Uttarkashi District, Uttaranchal. (South-Western Gangotri Sub-Section). In 1933 Marco Pallis from Nandanban saw this great white dome and made its presence known to the world. It lies near the confluence of Kirti and Gangotri Glaciers. Its NW face rises gradually but is much crevassed. In 1947 Swiss Expedition led by A. Roch climbed the Dome on June 24th, first ascent. Third & Bengal’s first ascent by Gangotri Glacier Exploration Committee led by Amulya Sen. They summitted on Sept. 30th 1967. Our association’s first mountaineering expedition was organised in the month of Sept.-Oct., 1987 in Garhwal Himalaya. The team started from Kolkata on 20.09.1987 towards Haridwar.

Base Camp was established at ‘Upper Tapoban’ (Khara Pathhar) at an altitude of 15,600 fts. Four (4) more Advance Camps had been established beyond Base Camp. 3 members & 3 HAP’s set their feet on the summit of Kedardome Via North – West face on 05.10.1987 at 17.45 hrs. and at 18.10 hrs. they started their descent. It was the first successful expedition of K.T.Y. We faced many hazards. On 02.10.87 Biswajit Bose got lost on route from C-I to C-II. After 24 hrs. he was found disillusioned but alive near the Meru Glacier. While returning from summit Shibaprosad Das was snow blind, Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury’s right foot and Bhaskar Das’s left foot got frost bitten, which later caused him to loose 4 finger tips in his left foot.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1987 Kedardome
(22,410 fts./6831 mtrs.)
Garhwal Himalaya, U.P.
Prodyut Kr. Chattayapadhyay (Leader),
Dilip Kr.Bhattacherjee (Dy. leader),
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Team
manager), Gopal Roy, Bhaskar Das,
Shibaprosad Das, Anil Kr. Sur,
Nishit Kr.Chakraborty, Biswajit
Bose, Tarun Kr. Mitra, Manjul Kr.
De Sarkar, Prabir Kr. Ghosal &
Dr. Jaydip Mukhopadhyay
Ashim, Shiba,
Bhaskar,
Man Bahadur,
Gopal Singh &
Joy Singh
summitted on
5th Oct. 1987.

“OCEAN TO SKY”

Mt. Gulap Kangri (5,900 mtrs/19,357 fts.) & Mt. Parcha Kangri (6,065 mtrs/19,898 fts.) Expedition - 1988.

Overcoming all hazards of the first year (1987), 2nd mountaineering expedition organised in Zanskar Range in the Ladakh Himalaya during August-September, 1988.

On route from Kolkata - Srinagar - Kargil (2676 mtrs) - Leh (3522 mtrs) - Stok Village - Zinchen (4800 mtrs). Cross the Rambagh Pass (3270 mtrs). Established Transit Camp at Mankarma. Then established Base Camp at Larsi (5200 mtrs).

From Base Camp Mt. Gulap Kangri was climbed by 3 members and one guide (Mr. Rinchen Galchen) at 13:00 hrs. on 13.08.1988.

Next day, Camp-I was established further upwards. From there Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury and Rinchen summitted the Mt. Parcha Kangri at 11:45 Hrs. on 17.08.1988.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1988 Gulap Kangri
(19,357 fts./5900 mtrs.)
Parcha Kangri
(19,898 fts/6065 mtrs.)
Zanskar Range, Ladakh Himalaya,J & K
Tarun Kr. Mitra (Leader), Ashim Kr.
Ghosh Chowdhury (Dy. leader), Sabya
Sachi Bose, Shibaprosad Das, Gopal Roy,
Subrata Banerjee, Ajoy Kumar Singh &
Manjul Kumar De Sarkar
Tarun, Shiba, Sabya,
Rinchen summitted
Gulap Kangri on 13.08.1988 &
Ashim & Rinchen
summitted on 17.08.1988 Parcha
Kangri only.

“MOITREE ABHIJAN”

Mt. Deo Tibba (6001 mtrs/19,687 fts.), Mt. Norbu (5226 mtrs/17,145 fts.) & Mt. Jamboo (5100 mtrs/16,731 fts.) Expedition - 1989.

It was organised in Aug.-Sept., 1989 in extreme South-East of Great Pirpanjal Range in Kullu Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh.

The team was established their Base Camp at Chandra Tal (15,000 fts.) beside confluence of Jagatsukh Nulla, two common Advance Camps was established and another camp, the Summit Camp had been established beneath the Mt. Deo-Tibba. One member + 2 HAPs could reach the summit of Mt. Deo-Tibba at 13:30 hrs. on 23.8.89.

On the same day 2 members and 1 HAP climbed Norbu Peak from Camp-I (Duhangon Col.).

On 25.08.1989 from Base Camp 5 members + 2 HAPs ascent the Jamboo Peak.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1989 Deo-Tibba (19,687 fts/6001 mtrs)
Norbu (17,145 fts/5226 mtrs)
Jamboo (16,731 fts/5100 mtrs)
Lahaul & Spiti, H.P.
Dilip kr. Bhattacherjee (Leader), Satyajit
Kar (Dy.leader), Tarun Kr. Mitra (Team
manager), Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury,
Sabya Sachi Bose, Subrata Banerjee,
Gopal Roy, Ajoy Kr. Singh, Bhaskar Das
& Manjul Kr. De Sarkar.
Sabya, Tikkam Ram
& Ghanturam
summitted
Deo-Tibba.

“LURING”

Mt. Kalanag (6387 mtrs/20,956 fts.) Expedition - 1990.

This peak also called ‘Black Peak’ or ‘Banderpunch-I’ is situated to the North-West Range of the Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarkashi District.

Our route was : Kolkata - Dehradun - Mori - Sankri - Taluka - Osla (Sima) & Ruinsara Tal.

Our Base Camp was established at an altitude of 14,000+fts. at Upper Kiyarkoti on Banderpunch Glacier.

Then the team set up another two Higher Camps.

The team finally attempted the South-East face of Mt. Kalanag from Camp-II (Summit Camp).

The team was reached a high point of 20,556 fts. The expedition was abandoned due to bad weather on 03.09.1990.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1990 Kalanag (Black Peak)
(20,956 fts./6387 mtrs)
Garhwal Himalaya, U.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Gopal Roy (Dy.leader), Bhaskar Das
(Team manager), Manjul Kumar De
Sarkar, Pradip Kr.Dey, Sabya Sachi Bose,
Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.), Subrata Banerjee,
Ajoy Kr. Singh, Debjyoti Bhattacherjee,
Santi Sekhar Bose & Miss Chitra Roy.
Height gain upto
20,556 fts. by
Bhaskar, Gopal,
Subrata & Sabya.

"DARE END"

Mt. Karcha Parbat (6270 mtrs/20,565 fts.) Expedition - 1991.

Karcha Peak is situated in Lahaul - Spiti District, H.P.

We established our 1st Transit Camp at Greylu Thach via Manali-Batal.

Then Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4450 mtrs.

Beyond Base Camp we set up another 3 Camps i.e. Advance Base Camp, Camp-I & Camp-II.

The team depicts their advance climbing technique on the combined feature of rock, snow and ice.

Finally, on 3rd Sept, 1991 at 07:20 hrs. Mt. Karcha Parvat was summitted.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1991 Karcha Parbat
(20,565 fts./6270 mtrs.)
Lahaul & Spiti, H.P.
Satyajit Kar (Leader), Manjul Kr. De
Sarkar (Dy.leader), Ashim Kr. Ghosh
Chowdhury (Climbing leader), Gopal Roy,
Moloy Kr. Ghosal, Ajoy Kr. Singh,
Bhaskar Das, Pradip Kumar Dey,
Sabyasachi Bose, Miss Monika Saha
(Team manager) & Dr.Dipankar Majhi.
Ashim, Gopal,
Sabya,Monika,
Alam Chand &
Ruplal summitted to
Karcha Parbat

"KNOW THE UNKNOWN"

Un-named Peaks (6163 mtrs, 6100 mtrs & 6000 mtrs) Expedition - 1992.

This expedition was organised in Bara Shigri Glacier, Kunjum-La area in Himachal Pradesh during Aug.-Sept. 1992.

While going to Kaja from Kullu, between Kunjum-La & Losar, one can see two nalas flowing from East to West and draining from different valleys into Takcha Nala. Those two nalas locally called Seti Khal and Kala Khal. There are so many peaks of 19,000 fts. to 21,000 fts. situated at the head of these nalas, most of which are yet now unclimbed but waiting for climbers.

Answering this call, our organisation arrived at Kala Khal in August, 1992. After one Transit Camp, Base Camp was established at 15,500 fts. — Camp-I at 16,800 fts. — Camp-II at 18,500 fts.

Due to heavy snowfall the team returned from 600 fts. below the summit.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1992 Un-named (6163 mtrs/20,215 fts)
Un-named (6100 mtrs/20,011 fts)
Un-named (6000 mtrs/19,683 fts)
Lossar Valley, H.P.
Gopal Roy (Leader), Bhaskar Das
(Dy. leader), Majul Kumar De Sarkar
(Manager), Moloy Kr. Ghosal, Rupayan
Chatterjee, Probodh Kr. Ganguly,
Ajoy Kr. Singh, Shib Chakraborty,
Subhas Chandra Nandy, Deb Prasad
Ghosh (Sr.), Miss Rita Kesh &
Mrs. Roshan Ekka.
Only one un-named
(6000m/19,683f)
peak summitted by
Gopal & Bhaskar.

"AN EMOTIONAL FOOTPRINT"

Lossar Valley Expedition - 1993.

Our 7th mountaineering expedition organised to three Un-named Peaks (6163 mtrs/20,215 fts.), (6100 mtrs/20,011 fts.) & (6000 mtrs/19,683 fts.) in

Lossar Region, Lahau & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh during post-monsoon.

Last year we saw a number of virgin peaks which asked us to come here once again.

Our route was : Kullu-Kunjum-La-Nagpo Topko (Kala Khal).

Then Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4724 mtrs/15,497 fts. Then team set up two more Camps..

1st team attempted to Main Peak (6163 mtrs) but unfortunately all routes were blocked. They tried with artificial gears but still failed.

2nd team & 4th team summitted to 5720 mtrs/18,765 fts. Twin Peaks respectively.

Another one team (3rd team) attempted and climbed the one Virgin Un-named Peak (6,100 mtrs/20,011 fts.) via SEE ridge on 30.8.93 at 13:45 hrs.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1993 Un-named (6163 mtrs/20,215 fts)
Un-named (6100 mtrs/20,011 fts)
Un-named (6000 mtrs/19,683 fts)
Lossar Valley, H.P.
Gopal Roy (Leader), Ashim Kr. Ghosh
Chowdhury (Dy. leader), Rupayan
Chatterjee, Probodh Kr. Ganguly,
Bhaskar Das,Ashit Kr.Bose, Nilotpal Roy,
Ajoy Kr. Singh, Manas Kr. Chakraborty,
Subrata Banerjee, Miss Mitali Basak,
Miss Lata Chesney & Mrs. Roshan Ekka.
One un-named
(6100m/20,011f)
peak was summitted
by Bhaskar, Nilotpal.
Another un-named
(5720m/18,765f)
peak was summitted
by Probodh &
Subrata. Again
Subrata alone
climbed twin peak.
Ashim, Mitali,
Dorjee & Tenzin was
summitted the same
East & West both
twin peak. Ashim,
Roshan & Subrata
again also summitted
the same East &
West twin peak.

"FIRST EVER EXPEDITION"

Mt. Sesar Rang (6095 mtrs/19,995 fts.) Expedition - 1994.

This peak situated in Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh. This 8th mountaineering expedition held in pre-monsoon (Aug-Sept. 1994) session.

Mt. Sesar Rang Glacier, Lake & Peak are situated onto the South of Khadi Thach. Route followed :– Delhi-Simla-Rekong Peo-Nessang Village- Bhupa Thach.

It was the first expedition in this virgin peak and was a successful one. Base Camp was established at Guglang Papang (16,400 fts.) after a long approach of 4 Nos. of Transit Camp which was covered a straight 4 days a long trek. Two more Advance Camps had been established beyond BC. Four members could reach the summit at about 15:10 hrs.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1994 Sesar Rang
(19,995 fts/6095 mtrs)
Kinnaur Himalaya, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Gopal Roy (Dy. leader), Bhaskar Das
(Climbing leader), Ashit Kr.Bose
(Manager), Rupayan Chatterjee,
Probodh Kr. Ganguly, Moloy Kr. Ghosal,
Nilotpal Roy, Chandan Mukherjee,
Ajoy Kr. Singh, Pradip Kr. Dey,
Mahesh Lapcha (Liasion officer) &
Miss Mitali Basak.
Nilotpal, Chandan,
Moloy & Ashim ,
was summitted
the peak.

"IN THE LAP OF"

Mt. Kalanag (6387 mtrs/20,956 fts.) Expedition - 1995.

This peak is situated in Bandarpunch Glacier, North Garhwal Himalaya. To end the 10th Anniversary bonanza (1995), KTY was all set to attempt the formidable ‘KALANAG’. Expedition to the Kalanag Peak during the post-monsoon season was more than a challenge to the members as the same peak was virtually unsuccessful in their earlier attempt in the year 1990.

This year again Mt. Kalanag was abandoned beyond Summit Camp due to the accumulation of fresh snowdust on most of the places near the peak was more than 2 feet for which even a step towards the summit was very much painful for us. The summit team was able to climb upto 20,300 fts.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1995 Kalanag (Black Peak)
(20,956 fts./6387 mtrs)
Garhwal Himalaya, U.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Gopal Roy (Dy. leader), Bhaskar Das
(Manager), Rupayan Chatterjee,
Mahesh Lepcha, Surojit Mondal, Chandan
Mukherjee & Dr. Gour Ratan Saha
Height gain upto
20,300 fts/6187 mtrs,
by Ashim & Gopal.

"LURE OF MOUNTAINS"

Mt. Kangla Tarbo (6315 mtrs/20,714 fts.) Expedition - 1996.

This expedition was in Western Spiti Himalaya, H.P. during Aug.-Sept. 1996.

Route of the expedition as Manali - Kaza - Mikim & Thange. Then established Base Camp at an altitude of 4528 mtrs/14,854 fts. Two more Higher Camps had been established beyond Base Camp.

The team was able to climb the virgin peak Mt. Kanglo Tarbo-II (6120 mtrs/20,074 fts.) on 03.09.1996 at 15:30 hrs.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1996 Kangla Tarbo-I
(20,714 fts/6315 mtrs)
Kangla Tarbo-II
(20,074 fts/6120 mtrs)
Western Himalaya, Spiti, H.P.
Gopal Roy (Leader), Bhaskar Das
(Dy.leader & Team manager), Rupayan
Chatterjee, Probodh Kr. Ganguly,
Surojit Mondal, Deba Prosad Ghosh (Jr.),
Sandip Majumder, Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.),
Chandra Sekhar Ghosh &
Dr. Gour Ratan Saha.
Surojit & Angrup
climbed the virgin
Kangla Tarbo-II
only.

"LORD OF HIMALAYA"

Mt. Shiva (6142 mtrs/20,145 fts.) Expedition - 1997.

Expedition Mt. Shiva was organised in commemoration of the 50th years of Indian Independence and the Centenary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This peak is situated in the Pangi Valley of North-East of Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. The team reached Manali - Kelong - Rouli - Cherry - Sach Village – Kumar Village - Parmer & Bhatwari.

Then established Base Camp. Then two more Camps was established. Lastly the team climbed further beyond that feasible Camp-III site in search of a suitable route upto the peak. But to their utter surprise and disappointment the realised that the route was not actually leading to the peak.

Finally, the expedition was abandoned.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1997 Mt. Shiva
(20,145 fts./6142 mtrs.)
Pangi Valley, Chamba, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Gopal Roy (Dy. leader), Rupayan
Chatterjee (Manager), Bhaskar Das,
Probodh Kr. Ganguly, Arun Chakraborty,
Surojit Mondal, Satyajit Dutta, Sandip
Majumder, Chandan Mukherjee,
Smt. Mitali Basak (Ganguly) &
Dr. Gour Ratan Saha
Maximum height
gain upto
18,372 fts/5600 mtrs
by 1st team-Ashim,
Bhaskar & Chaman.
2nd team-Satyajit,
Surojit & Chaman
climbed up to
18,600 fts.

"BROKEN DREAM"

Mt. Hathi Parbat (6727 mtrs/22,068 fts.) Expedition - 1998.

The Hathi Peak comes under ‘Inner Line Area’. This peak is situated near Joshimath in Garhwal Himalaya and is clearly visible from ‘Pipalkothi’ and from ‘Rudranath’.

The team left Kolkata for Hardwar. Then they proceeded to Chamoli – Helong – Joshimath (1845 mtrs).

The DM/Chamoli & SDM/Joshimath not give us permission for expedition vide Govt. of U.P.’s order due to ‘RED ALERT’ in and around Garhwal Himalaya for heavy earth quake.

Both offices gave us a letter clearly stating that untill weather cleared they will not give us permission. The team was arrived upto Ghangaria (3048 mtrs) via Bhuinder village (2563 mtrs).

Finally team was decided to temporarily abandon the expedition in the light of DM’s/SDM’s letters.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1998 Hati Parvat
(22,068 fts./ 6727 mtrs)
Garhwal Himalaya, U.P
Gopal Roy (Leader), Ashim Kr. Ghosh
Chowdhury (Dy. leader), Chandra Sekher
Ghosh (Manager), Bhaskar Das,
Arun Chakraborty, Chandan Mukherjee,
Subhadeep Debnath, Rupayan Chatterjee,
Sandip Majumder, Deba Prosad
Ghosh (Jr.), Probal Kr. Das, Km. Sampa
Bose & Dr.Gour Ratan Saha.
SDM / Joshimath
stopped our
movement
as per Govt.
directives citing
'MALPA TRAGEDY'

"IN QUEST OF"

Mt. CB-13 (6264 mtrs/20,552 fts.) & Mt. CB-13A (6240 mtrs/20,411 fts.) Expedition-1999.

Both Peaks are situated in Chandra - Bhaga Region in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. We organised this mission during Aug.-Sept. 1999. Route followed as Kolkata - Manali – Batal. Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4400 mtrs/14,434 fts.

The team proceeded towards Adv. Base Camp, Camp-I & then established Camp-II (5600 mtrs/18,699 fts.). Then successfully climbed to CB 13 only from Summit Camp (Camp-II).

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
1999 CB-13
(20,552 fts / 6264 mtrs.)
Himachal Himalaya, H.P.
Gopal Roy (Leader), Ashim Kr. Ghosh
Chowdhury (Dy. leader), Dr. Gour Ratan
Saha (Manager), Bhaskar Das, Surajit
Chakraborty, Subhadeep Debnath, Deba
Prosad Ghosh (Jr.), Ajoy Mukherjee & .
Km. Mita Das.
Ajoy , Subhadeep
& Sonam
summitted the
top of CB -13.

"DREAM COMES TRUE"

Mt. Sudarshan Parbat (6505 mtrs/21,340 fts.) Expedition - 2000.

The Millenium Year (2000) asked us to honour it by by challenging Mt. Sudharshan Parbat. This will be a pre-monsoon expedition.

Mt. Sudarshan Parbat is a charming and challenging mountain in Swetvaran Glacier of Raktavaran Complex in Garhwal Himalaya. Our approach march was Kolkata-Haridwar-Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Bhujbasa-Gomukh.

Established Base Camp (4800 mtrs/15,747 fts.) near the confluence of Raktavaran Glacier & Thelu Nullah. Another 3 more Advance & High Altitude Camps had been established beyond Base Camp.

Due to bad snow/ice condition & stortage of rope & artificial gears not feasible to summit. Height gain upto 20,500 fts. (approx.) only.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2000 Sudarshan Parvat
(21,340 fts./6505 mtrs.)
Garhwal Himalaya,
Uttaranchal
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Bhaskar Das (Dy. leader), Ajoy Kr.
Mukherjee (Manager), Gour Gopal
Kundu (Qr. master), Samiran
Chakraborti.(Treasurer) & Surajit Chakraborty.
Height gain upto
20,500 fts. (approx)

"IN THE LURE OF"

Mt. Shekerbeh (6204 mtrs/20,352 fts.) Expedition - 2000.

The 15th mountaineering expedition was organised during post-monsoon period to Mt. Shekarbeh in Lahaul - Spiti in Himachal Pradesh to commemorate the passing away of this eventful millennium year we contemplated two mountaineering expeditions. The first one was a pre-monsoon and second was Mt. Shekerbeh expedition during Aug.-Sept. 2000.

The team approched via Manali & Sisu Village and could finally established Camp-I. Beyond Camp-I they had a full fledged recee which ultimately did not help them to find a feasible route to the summit.

Being the maiden Indian venture organised to the peak via Sisu, the progress was by far commendable. Height gain upto 5841 mtrs/19,165 fts. (approx.).

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2000 Shekerbeh
(20,352 fts./6204 mtrs.)
H.P.
Gopal Roy (Leader), Ashit Kr.
Bose (Dy. leader), Deba Prosad
Ghosh (Jr.) (Qr. master), Chandra Sekhar
Ghose, Dr. Gour Ratan Saha, Subhadeep
Debnath, Niloy Chakraborty, Rajib Dutta
& Suvendu Bhaduri.
Height gain upto
19,165 fts. (approx)

"SILVER LINING"

Mt. Jogin-I (6465 mtrs/21,209 fts.), Jogin-II (6342 mtrs/20,885 fts.) & Mt. Jogin-III (6116 mtrs./20,064 fts.) Expedition-2001.

The target was to attempt Jogin Group of Peaks in the Kedar-Ganga Valley under Gongotri Region of Garhwal Himalaya.

This 16th mountainerring expedition was organised in Aug-Sept. 2001. Two members & one HAP could reach the summit on Mt. Jogin-II only on 05.09.2001 at 15.40 hrs.

Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4770 mtrs/15,648 fts.) at Kedar Tal. Another two Advance Camps had been established above Base Camp to reached the summit.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2001 Jogin-I (21,209 fts/6465 mtrs.)
Jogin-II (20,885 fts./6342 mtrs.)
Jogin-III (20,064 fts./6116 mtrs.)
Kedar Ganga Valley,
Garhwal Himalaya, U.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Rupayan Chatterjee(Dy. leader),
Goutam Chatterjee (Qr. master), Chandra
Sekhar Ghosh (Treasurer), Debajyoti
Bhattachrya (Manager), Subir Bose,
Uttam Bhattacharya, Surajit Chakraborty,
Sandip Majumder, Samiran Chakraborti, Dr. Gour
Ratan Saha & Km. Suparna Mitra.
Suparna, Ajoy &
Joy Singh was
summitted the Jogin-II peak only.

"SILVER GOD"

Mt. Mulkila-4 (6517 mtrs/ 21,379 fts.) Expedition - 2002

The 17th mountaineering expedition was undertaken to Mt. M-4 in Central Lahaut Himalaya, H.P. The expedition was started on 12.09.02 and and ended on 10.10.2002.

The team proceeded to Darcha via Chandigarh and Manali. 1st Transit Camp was established at 3300 mtrs/ 10,826 fts while Base Camp, Camp-I & Camp-II was established at 3718 mtrs/ 12,197 fts, 4267 mtrs / 13,998 fts & 5181 mtrs / 16,996 fts respectively.

After gaining an altitude of 5791 mtrs the team was forced to call off the expedition. Huge accumulation of snow, worse snow condition, inadequate team members & sickness of the guide & HAP may be summed up as the principal reasons for calling off the expedition.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2002 M - 4 (Mulkilla-4)
(21,379 fts./6517 mtrs.)
Central Lahaul Himalaya, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Rupayan Chatterjee(Dy. leader),
Rajib Dutta (Treasurer & Transport
incharge), Gurudas Ghosh (Photographer)
& Km. Mita Das (Manager & Equipment
incharge)
After gaining an
altitude of 5791mtrs.
the team was forced, to call off the
expedition due to
huge accumulation
of snow, worse snow condition etc.

"TOUCH THE SKY"

Mt. Akela Qila (CB-46) (6005 mtrs/19,700 fts.), Mt. Tambo (CB-48) (5791 mtrs/19,000 fts.) & Mt. Jori (CB-49A) (5791 mtrs/19,000 fts.) Expedition - 2003.

The 18th mountaineering expedition in the Kulti Valley Region, Himachal Pradesh on the above peaks but due to condition beyond we reach on the Un-named Peak- CB-44 (5938 mtrs/19,481 fts.) only.

The team left Kolkata on 20th Aug. and trek was started from Koksar (3152 mtrs/ 10,340 fts.). Base Camp was established at an altitude of 3810 mtrs/12,500 fts.

Advance Base Camp (3860 mtrs/12,665 fts.) was established on 28.8.03, while Camp-I (4785 mtrs/15,700 fts.) & Camp-II (5273 mtrs/ 17,300 fts.) was set up on 28.8.03 & 31.8.03 respectively. Finally one member & two HAPs climbed the Un-named Peak (CB-44). But we did not know, this peak was climbed earlier or not.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2003 Akela Qila (CB-46)
(19,700 fts./6005 mtrs.)
Tambo (CB-48)
(19,000 fts./5791 mtrs.)
Jori (CB-49A)
(19,000 fts./5791 mtrs.)
Central Lahaul-Spiti, Kulti Valley, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Bhaskar Das (Dy. leader), Rajib Dutta
(Qr. master), Rupayan Chatterjee (Team
manager & Treasurer), Sujay Chatterjee,
Sanjib Dey, Barun Sen, Sandip Majumder,
Samiran Chakraborty, Gurudas Ghosh,
Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr), Km. Kakali
Majumder & Km. Mita Das.
Sandip summited
CB-44 (19,481.fts./
5938 mtrs.) with
two HAFs
Sonam & Tikkam.

"AN ASCENT OF"

Mt. Hanuman Tibba (5928 mtrs/19,448 fts.) Expediton - 2004

The 19th mountaineering expedition was organised in the Himachal Himalaya’s Pirpanjal Range to the West of Beas river for Mt. Hanuman Tibba-I & Mt. Hanuman Tibba-II respectively at an altitude of 5928 mtrs/ 19,448 fts. and 5516 mtrs/ 18,096 fts.

The team progressed as follows : T.C-I, T.C-II, Base Camp at Beas Kund (3688 mtrs/12,100 fts.) Advance Base Camp, Camp-I, Camp-II & Summit Camp (5500 mtrs/ 18,044 fts.)

Finally attempt and height gain upto 5891 mtrs./19,328 fts. Due to the constant blizzard, white out, snow-fall and rain forced the team to come down.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2004 Hanuman Tibba-I
(19,448 fts./5928 mtrs.)
Hanuman Tibba-II.
(18,096 fts./5516 mtrs.)
West of Beas River,
Pir-Panjal Range, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Surajit Chakraborti (Dy. leader), Manas
Kr. Chakraborty (Qr. master), Rupayan
Chatterjee (Team manager & Treasurer),
Gurudas Ghosh (Photographer), Sujay
Chatterjee, Sanjib Dey, Barun Sen, Uttam
Bhattacharya, Amitava Das, Rajib Dutta,
Km. Kakali Majunder & Km. Mita Das.
Attempt and height
gain upto 19,328 fts.

"HIMACHAL SUNDARI"

Mt. Yunam (6118 mtrs/20,072 fts.) Expedition - 2005.

The 20th mountaineering expedition organised during Aug.-Sept. 2005 in Baralacha-La Region, Lahaul-Spiti District, Himachal.

The team followed to Manali-Darcha-Baralacha La - Bharatpur and then established Base Camp at an altitude of 4900 mtrs./16,076 fts. at 12-00 hrs. After establishment another one Camp at an altitude of 5500 mtrs/18,044 fts. and from there the team assulted to summit and successfully climbed the Mt. Yunam.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2005 Yunam
(20,072 fts./6118 mtrs.)
Baralacha-La, Lahaul & Spiti, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Bhaskar Das (Dy. leader), Deb Prasad
Ghosh (Sr.) (Qr. master), Rupayan
Chatterjee (Team manager & Treasurer),
Amitava Das (Photographer) & Samiran Chakraborti,
Amitava, Bhaskar,
Ashim &
Bir Bahadur
summitted the peak.

"LADAKHI TWIN"

Mt. Chhamser Kangri (6622 mtrs/21,725 fts.) & Mt. Lungser Kangri (6666 mtrs/21,870 fts.) Expedition - 2006.

This 21st mountaineering expedition was held in Ladakh Himalaya near the Tibet border.

It is situated in the South-East of Ladakh’s Rupshu Valley.

The route was Kolkata-Chandigarh-Manali-Darcha-Leh. The last road head is Korjok Village in the S.E of Leh at a distance of 221 Km at an altitude of 4632 mtrs/15,200 fts. Base Camp was set up at Tso-moriri Lake Side at an altitude of 4915 mtrs/16,125 fts. Summit Camp at 5720 mtrs/18,766 fts. and finally summit of Mt. Chhamser Kangri Peak.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2006 Chhamser Kangri
(21,725 fts./6622 mtrs.)
Lungser Kangri
(21,870 fts./6666 mtrs.)
South-East of Ladakh,
Rupsu Valley, J & K
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Km. Kakali Majumder (Dy. leader), Deba
Prosad Ghosh (Jr.) (Qr. master &
Treasurer), Samiran Chakraborti (Team
manager), Amitava Das (Photographer),
Barun Sen, Sanjib Kr. Dey & Km. Mita Das.
Amitava, Sanjib,
Barun & Rinchen
summitted the peak.

"IN THE HEART OF LAHAUL"

Mt. Gangstang (6162 mtrs/20,216 fts.) Expedition-2007.

It was organised in the month of Aug.-Sept. 2007 in the Lalaul & Spiti zone in Himachal Himalaya.

The expedition was successfully done.

Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4420 mtrs/14,500 fts. on the east side of Billing Nala. Three more Advance Camps had been established beyond BC. The Camp-III was being as Summit Camp. One young member and one HAP reached the summit successfully.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2007 Gangstang
(20,216 fts./6162 mtrs.)
Lahaul & Spiti Area, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Km. Kakali Majumder (Dy.leader &
Treasurer), Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.)
(Qr. master), Biswajit Paul (Photographer
& Team manager) & Sanjib Kr. Dey.
Sanjib & Mohor
summitted the peak.

"IN THE HEART OF LOSSAR"

Mt. Fluted (6122 mtrs/20,080 fts.) Expedition - 2008.

The 23rd mountaineering expedition stated for Fluted Peak situated in Spiti District in H.P.

We arrived at Lossar Village via Manali-Batal-Kunjum-La and established Transit Camp.

Next day the team was established their Base Camp at an altitude of 4573 mtrs/15,000 fts. Camp-II will be treated as Summit Camp. On 28.8.2008 at 10:40 hrs. Mohar (HAP), Spandan & Barun climbed the Fluted Peak successfully.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2008 Mt. Fluted (20,080 fts./6122 mtrs.)
Lossar Valley,
Lahaul & Spiti Area, H.P.
Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader),
Barun Sen (Dy leader & Treasurer), Deb
Prasad Ghosh (Sr.) (Qr. master), Biswajit
Paul (Team manager), Indranil Kumar
(Photographer) & Spandan Malik.
Barun, Spandan &
Mohor summitted
the peak.

"HIDDEN EDEN"

Mt. Rubal Kang (6187 mtrs/20,298 fts.) Expedition - 2009.

This peak is situated in the Himachal Himalaya at the head of Dibibokri West Glacier where Kullu-Spiti or Kullu and Parvati Division point. On the South-West is Kullu-Makalu and North is Parvati Valley. It is the closest and an almost twin peak of Kullu-Makalu.

Team started from Manali and set up T.C-I at Barseni, T.C-II at Khir Ganga, TC-III at Tunda-Bhuj and T.C-IV at Chhabba. Then Base Camp was established at an altitude of 4060 mtrs/13,210 fts.

Beyond Base Camp two more Camps was established. C-II will be used as Summit Camp.

Finally Kakali & Mohar (HAP) reached on summit at 10.40 hrs. on 27.8.2009.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2009 Rubal Kang (20,298 fts./6187 mtrs) at the head of Dibibokri West Glacier, H.P. Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader) Km. Kakali Majumder (Dy.leader-cum-Quarter-master), Barun Sen (Treasurer), Sanjib Kr. Dey (Team manager), Spandan Malik (Photographer), Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.), Mohene Mohan Pal & Ratan Das. Kakali & Mohar summitted the peak via SW ridge.

"IN QUEST OF"

Mt. Shigri Parvat (6526 mtrs/21,410 fts.) Expedition - 2010.

This is our 25th mountaineering expedition. This year we are embarking to Shigri Parbat of Bara Shigri Glacier in Lahaul Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh during Aug.-Sept. 2010.

Our journey at the first stage was to Manali and then from Manali to Batal by Reserve Bus. The expedition was to started from Batal.

We decided to make Base Camp by nearer side of the confluence of Chandra river and Bara Shigri Nala. The clock says 12:15 hrs. at an altitude of 4023 mtrs/13,198 fts. Then established Camp-I, Camp-II & Camp-III. From Camp-III team tired to summit but due to route was very difficult and the glacial conditions and one HAP’s (Mohar) dateriorating physical condition forced us to take the decision to abandon the expedition. They touched upto 5364 mtrs/17,598 fts. and broken heartedly returned to Lower Camp.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2010 Shigri Parbat (21,410 fts./6526 mtrs) in Bara Shigri Glacier in Lahaul Himalaya, H.P. Smt. Kakali Majumder (Leader), Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Dy.leader-cum-Team manager), Rupayan Chatterjee (Treasurer), Mohene Mohan Pal (Photographer), Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.) (Quarter-master) & Ratan Das. The maximum height attained was 17,598 fts/5364 mtrs. The illness of HAP & the treacherous glacial condition forced the team back.

"HIMALAYAN JEWELS"

Mt. Mulkilla-I (6045 mtrs/19,832 fts.) & Mt. Mulkilla-10 (5852 mtrs/19,199 fts.) Expedition - 2011.

This is our club’s 26th mountaineering Expedition. Our target was Mt. M-I & Mt. M-10 in Mulkilla Glacier & Range, Lahaul District, HP during Aug.-Sept. 2011.

The team was established their Transit Camp at bank of Koarang Nala (3320 mtrs/10,892 fts.) at nearer Yetche Village via Manali-Rohtang-Keylong-Darcha.

The Base Camp was established at an altitude of 3718 mtrs/12,197 fts. After set up Camp-I, Camp-II & Camp-III (5638 mtrs/18,497 fts.) team climbed Mt. M-I at 07:15 hrs. on 31.08.11 by two members & two HAPs only.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2011 Mulkilla-I(19,832 fts/6045 mtrs.) & Mulkilla-10 (19,199 fts/5852 mtrs.) at Mulkilla range, Lahaul-Spiti Himalaya, H.P. Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader), Mohene Mohan Pal (Dy. leader), Deb Prasad Ghosh (Sr.) (Quarter master), Ratan Das (Team manager), Samiran Chakraborti (Photographer-Still), Spandan Kumar Malik (Treasurer), Indranil Kumar (Photographer-Movie) & Md. Nishat. Spandan Kumar Malik, Mohene Mohan Pal, Mohar Singh Thakur & Pitambar Summitted M-1 (19,832 fts/6045 mtrs.) only.

"QUEEN OF SPITI"

Mt. Manirang (6593 mtrs/21,630 fts.) Expedition-2012.

The above beautiful peak is situated in Lahaul - Spiti District in H.P.

We selected this peak as a challenge for our young trained climbers’s. This will be our 27th expedition.

We started our journey from Manali to Mane Yogma Village via Rothang Pass (3978 mtrs.), Kunjum Top (4290 mtrs.), Lossar (4079 mtrs.) & Kaza (3621 mtrs.).

1st Transit Camp established at Lower Mane Village and Base Camp at Sopana at an altitude of 4580 mtrs./15,026 fts.Then further three more camps set up for summit.

2 members & 1 HAP summitted the peak on 30/8/12 at 08.00 hrs. But IMF/New Delhi did not accept our summit claim and demand better photos to prove our summit.

After detailed discussion with our expedition team, HAPs & the executive committee members of our organisation we have decided that as we don’t have better photos to prove our summit. We are withdrawing our summit claim.

We will only claim a height gain of 6563 mtrs/21,528 fts. as our last photos are available till here.

Our club do sincerely regret our situation and sorry about any miss interpretations caused and earnestly ask for forgiveness.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2012 Manirang (21,630 fts/6593 mtrs.) in Lahaul-Spiti, H.P. Ashim Kr. Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader), Mohene Mohan Pal (Dy. leader),
Barun Sen (Treasurer), Ratan Das (Team manager), Km. Sucharita Dhara &
Praveen Kumar.
Mohene, Sucharita & Mohar Arrived near the bergshurnd around below the summit (21,528 fts/6563 mtrs.).

"NATURE’S LORE"

Mt. Koa-Rang-II (Lat : 32°39’00’’(N)/Long : 77°22’00”(E)) Expedition-2013.

Mt. Koa-Rang-II (Lat : 32°39’00’’(N)/Long : 77°22’00”(E)) is situated on a slight South-Western side of Barlacha-La and also slight North-West side of Mt. Tela-II on the same ridge. 8 member team including Team Leader Spandan Kumar Malik started for Manali on 17.08.2013. The route of 28th mountaineering expedition was Kolkata-Chandigarh-Manali-Patsio-Camp-I, Camp-II & Camp-III. On 30.08.2013 two members i.e. Indranil Kumar, Mohene Mohan Pal and three HAPs/Guides i.e. Mohar Singh Thakur, Pitamber Thakur & Bhopal Singh summitted KR-II(6187m/20,298f) peak at 07.50hrs. After 10 minutes they descended via Camp-I, Base Camp & reached Darcha on 03.09.2013. Stay at Manali from 04.09.2013 to 06.09.2013. On 7th Sept. left Manali for Chandigarh. Finally they reached at Howrah Station on 9th September, 2013.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2013 Mt. Koa-Rang-II
(Mt. KR-II, 6187m/20,298f)
in central Lahaul region Lahaul-spiti
district, H.P.
Spandan Kumar Malik (Leader),
Mohene Mohan Pal (Dy. Leader),
Samiran Chakrabarti (Team Manager),
Rupayan Chatterjee (Quarter Master),
Indranil Kumar(Photographer),
Sanjib Kumar Dey(Climbing Member),
Sujay Chatterjee(Climbing Member) and
Miss Sucharita Dhara(Treasurer).
Two members i.e. Indranil Kumar,
Mohene Mohan Pal and
three Mountain friends i.e.
Mohar Singh Thakur, Pitambar Thakur &
Bhopal Singh scaled the KR-II
on 30.08.2013 at 07.50hrs.

"VIRGIN TWIN"

Mt. ZARA-I(6130m/20,111f) & Mt. ZARA-II(19,684f/6000m) Expedition-2014.

Mt. Zara-I Latitude : 33°27’61”(N) Longitude : 77°38’96”(E) & Mt. Zara-II Latitude : 33°27’04”(N) Longitude : 77°39’01”(E) is situated on Zanskar Range, Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashmir Himalaya. 12 member team including Team Leader Spandan Kumar Malik started for Manali on 16.08.2014. The route of 29th mountaineering expedition was Kolkata-Chandigarh-Manali-Debring-Transit Camp-Base Camp-Advance Base Camp-Camp-I & Camp-II. On 29.08.2014 three members i.e. Indranil Kumar, Barun Sen, Md. Nishat and two HAPs/Guides i.e. Bhupal Singh & Dunichand summitted one Virgin & Un-named peak (6002m/19,691f) on 29.08.2014 at 06.50hrs.

On the same day at 07.15hrs. 2nd Team (Sanjib, Sandip, Sucharita & Mohar summated another Virgin & Un-named peak (5900m/19,356f). After 20 minutes they descended via Camp-III, Camp-II, ABC, Base Camp & reached Debring on 31.09.2014. Stay at Manali from 02.09.2014 to 05.09.2014. On 6th Sept. left Manali for Chandigarh. Finally they reached at Howrah Station on 8th September, 2014.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2014 Mt. Zara-I(6130m/20,111f)
&
Mt. Zara-II
(6000m/19,684f)
Zanskar Range, Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashim Himalaya
Spandan Kumar Malik (Leader),
Indranil Kumar (Dy. Leader & Photographer),
Ashim Kumar Ghosh Chowdhury (Treasurer),
Sandip Majumder (Team Manager), 
Rupayan Chatterjee (Quarter Master), 
Sanjib Kumar Dey(Climbing Member), 
Sujay Chatterjee(Climbing Member),
Barun Sen (Climbing Member),
Mahesh Lepcha (Climbing Member),
Md. Nishat (Climbing Member),
Biraj Saha (Climbing Member) and 
Miss Sucharita Dhara(Climbing Member).
Instead of Schedule peaks 1st Team (Indranil, Barun, Nishat Bhupal & Dunichand climbed one Virgin & Un-named peak (6002m/19,691f) on 29.08.2014 at 06.50hrs.
On the same day at 07.15hrs. 2nd Team (Sanjib, Sandip, Sucharita & Mohar climbed another Virgin & Un-named peak (5900m/19,356f)

"EXCELLENCE"

Unnamed Peak(6105m/20,029f) Expedition-2015

Unnamed Peak(6105m/20,029f) Expedition-2015 Alpine Club, Japan climbed this peak and named as Mt. Chemma as per Himalayan Journal, Vol-67, 2011, Page No. 241-245. This 30th mountaineering expedition held at Batal range, Lahaul & Spiti, Himachal Pradsh. This peak situated in Latitude : 32o17’11.52”(N) & Longitude : 77o44’0.21”(E). The route was Manali-Batal-T.C.-B.C.-C.I.-C-II/S.C.-Summit. Base Camp was set up at an altitude of 5029m/16,499f. Then team set up more two camps i.e. Camp-I & Camp-II (Summit Camp) at an altitude of 5320f/17,453f & 5585m/18,323f respectively and finally summitted of Mt. Chemma.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2015 Mt. Chemma
Batal range, Lahaul & Spiti, H.P. (6105m/20,029f)
Mohene Mohan Pal (Leader),
Spandan Kumar Malik (Dy. Leader), Indranil Kumar,
Sujay Chatterjee, Sandip Majumder (Manager), Ashim Kumar Ghosh Chowdhury, Mahesh Lepcha,
Biraj Saha & Sucharita Dhara (Treasurer)
Sandip Majumder, Mohar Singh Thakur (HAP) &
Bhupal Singh Thakur (HAP)
summitted to Mt. Chemma via firstly west side of north face and then east side of north face on 25.08.2015 at 07.55hrs.

"ILLUSION & REALITY’"

Mt. Tharkot (6099m/20,009f) Expedition-2016

The 31st mountaineering expedition organised in Maiktoli area, Kumaon Himalaya, Uttrakhand. This peak situated in Latitude : 30o13’(N) & Longitude : 79o49’(E). It was the first expedition in this area from our organisation. The team followed to Lalkuan-Bageswar-Kharkia-Jatoli-Kathalia. Then extablished Base Camp at an altitude of 3952m/12,965f. Three more higher camps had been beyond Base Camp. Finally, the summit team height gaining upto at an altitude of 5826m/19,113f.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2016 Mt. Tharkot (6099m/20,009f)
in Maiktoli range, Kumaon Himalaya, Uttrakhand
Mohene Mohan Pal (Leader), Indranil Kumar(Dy. Leader),
Spandan Kumar Malik (Manager), Sujay Chatterjee, Sandip Majumder, Uttam Bhattacharya, Rupayan Chatterjee,
Pradip Kumar Paul, Sucharita Dhara & Sharmilee Roy
Uttam Bhattacharya Dinesh Singh Danu(HAP)
& Narender Singh Danu (HAP) climbed upto 5826m/19,113f via SE & E face.
The team was forced to call off the expedition due to huge accumulation & worse condition of ice, proper route, shortage duration etc.

"Touching The Holy"

Mt. Gangotri-I (6672m/21,890f)

Expedition-2017

This year we organized our expedition to Mt. Gangotri-I (6672m/21890f), at Garhwal, Uttrakhand. This peak situated in Latitude 30054’53” (N) and Longitude 780 50’ 46” (E). The team started from Gangotri and had transit camp at Nala Camp (3775m). Next day established base camp (4590m). From base camp Advance Base Camp (4926m), Camp-I (5556m) and Summit Camp (5953m) were established. We height gained upto 6010m. Due to huge snow fall we had to abandon our expedition.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2017 Mt. Gangotri-I (6672m/21890f), Garhwal, Uttrakhand Shri Spandan Kumar Malik (Leader), Shri Uttam Bhattacharya (Dy. Leader & Manager), Shri Mohene Mohan Pal (Photographer and Treasurer), Shri Sujoy Chatterjee (Qtr. Master), Shri Sandip Majumder, (Climbing Member) Smt. Sucharita Dhara (Climbing Member) and Shri Arindam Patra (Climbing Member) Shri Uttam Bhattacharya, Shri Sandip Majumder, Shri Arindam Patra along with Shri Suresh Bahadur, Shri Pravin Kumar and Shri Navin Kumar climbed upto 6010m.

"THE SHRINE OF MARKHA"

Kang Yatse-II (6210m/20,388f)

Expedition 2018

The 33rd mountaineering expedition took place in Markha Valley of Ladakh region, J & K. Coordinates of the peak is Latitude 33˚45’09’’(N) Longitude 77˚33’07’’(E). The expedition team started their journey along with the Markha Valley trekking team from Chilling on 14th July, 2018 and reached Kang Yatse Base camp on 17th July, 2018. Team started their summit push directly from base camp on the same day at 10:35 pm. Heavy snowfall started after few hours of ascent. They decided to continue with a slow pace but huge accumulation of fresh snow made the team exhausted. Due to persistant bad weather condition they had to call off and highest altitude gained upto 5,902m.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2018 Mt. Kang Yatse II 6210m/20,368ft Ashim Kumar Ghosh Chowdhury (Leader), Sandip Majumder (Dy. Leader), Manab Mondal (climbing Member), Dr. Sourav Ray (Medical officer & Climbing Member) The summit team was consisting of three Climbing members (Sandip, Manab & Sourav) alongwith guide Sharki Sherpa & HAP Lobjang Chosphel. Dr. Sourav Ray was able to gain an altitude of 5,902m with guide Sharki Sherpa.

"Reminiscence"

Mt. Lalona (6265m/20,298f)

Expedition-2018

The first all women expedition of West Bengal was held in the year 1970. It was an unnamed peak in the Bara Sigri Glacier. The team was lead by Smt. Sujaya Guha . She alongwith Smt. Sudipta Sengupta and Smt. Kamala Saha were Climbed the peak. They named the peak as “Lalona”. It was also first virgin peak above 20,000 climbed by Indian Women. Smt. Kamala Saha and Smt. Sujaya Guha were died in an accident in Karcha nala.

Keeping that in mind this year we planned our 34th Expedition to Mt. Lalona, at bara Sigrai Glacier, Himachal Pradesh. Location of the peak is 32014’09’’(N) Latitude and 77032’23’’(E) Longitude and height 6265m/20,298f. Two higher camps were established after base Camp (3919m). But we failed due to worst condition of ice fall and we could not find any proper route.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2018 Mt. Lalona (6265m/20,298f), Batal, Himachal Pradesh Shri Indranil Kumar (Leader), Smt. Kakali Sen Majumder (Dy. Leader), Shri Spandan Kumar Malik (Qtr. Master), Shri Mohene Mohan Pal (Treasurer), Smt. Sucharita Dhara (Photographer), Smt. Sharmilee Roy (Team Manager)and Shri Arindam Patra (Equipment in charge) Shri Arindam Patra, along with two mountain friend Shri Mohar Singh Thakur and Shri Pitambar Thakur climbed upto 4645m.

 

Foreign Expedition

Since Birth Kolkata Trekkers Youth (KTY) has organized 32 Mountaineering Expedition till 2017. We put our highest effort to conduct at least one in every year. But these were only in the Himalayas, or better to say, into the geographical boarder of India. Sometimes we crossed it but for trekking not for expedition.  For the first time in 2018 we have organized our 1st foreign mountaineering expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m/19,340f), Tanzania, as our First Foreign Mountaineering Expedition. We spread our wings for Africa. KTY was always a pioneer in this arena, not only in West Bengal but also in India. Now, we want to spread its glory all over the world.

"FIRST STEP ABROAD"

Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m/19,340f)

Expedition 2018

In the year 2018, KTY conducted first solo foreign expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa which is a dormant Volcano and world’s largest free standing mountain. Team had stepped into Kilimanjaro National Park through Machame Gate on 26th February, 2018 and reached summit camp on 1st March, 2018. The team had to postpone the summit push on the same night due to persistant heavy snowfall and thunderstorm. Next morning they decided to go for summit after getting a window with fare weather. They Started at 9:30am from summit camp and reached Stella point (The rim of the crater) at 2:30 pm at elevation of 5756m. Snowstorm reappeared enroute but the team finally managed to touch the highest point of Africa at 3:20 pm.

YEAR PEAK & REGION PARTICIPANTS SUMMITERS
2018 Mt. Kilimanjaro 5895m/19,340f Dr. Sourav Ray (Solo Climbing Member) Dr. Sourav Ray, Amiri Sadiki (Guide),Joseph Ndanu (Assistant Guide)