Kamet

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Kamet is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region, behind Nanda Devi. It is located in Garhwal's northern section, separated from the region's third highest peak, Abi Gamin, by a high col known as Meade's Col. Kamet was the first of the Himalayan giants over 25,000 feet to be climbed. It was first climbed in 1931, but attempts began as early as 1855.

It is situated north of the main range and is more remote and therefore less accessible than some Himalayan peaks. However, the standard route offers a relatively straightforward ascent, starting from the East Kamet Glacier and ascending via Meade's Col, then continuing on up the northeast edge of the north face.

Elevation (feet): 25,447
Elevation (meters): 7,756
Continent: Asia
Country: India/China
Range/Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Latitude: 30.920278
Longitude: 79.593611
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1931
First successful climber(s): Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton, R.L. Holdsworth, Lewa Sherpa
Nearest major airport: Delhi, India
Convenient Center: Hardwar, India

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  • Log #3442 - by kevin on June 21, 2004
    I plan to go in sept 2004 and need feedback on the level of complexity, time to be alloted , equipment support and anyother useful tips, on training, finance, mindset, weather etc that people might...