Baruntse

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Baruntse, a substantial and symetrical snow peak, has four ridges and four summits. It is bounded on the east by the Barun Glacier flowing north-south from Cho, to the north-west by the Imja glacier and the Hunku glacier forms the south-east boundary. The three main ridges of Baruntse are situated between these glaciers and form an upturned 'Y'running from Cho Polu (6695m) in the north past the Humni La, on to the north summit where it divides. Other well -known mountains in this area are Makalu, Lhotse, Chamlang, Everest and the trekking-peak Mera Peak

Elevation (feet): 23,687
Elevation (meters): 7,220
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.871636
Longitude: 86.980043
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 30 May 1954
First successful climber(s): Colin Todd, Geoff Harrow of the Hilary New Zealand Expedition via South Ridge
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Sherson, (to be reached from Makalu Base Camp trek

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Baruntse.

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  • Log #12722 - by jeroen erdman on Nov 03, 2004
    take your skies it's great fun and a lot quicker
  • Log #12723 - by tomas van hoek on Oct 27, 2004
    Wisdom: -depart early (ca. 1 AM) -wind on summit ridge can be very cold (1 frostbite case in team) -final part (ca. from 7000 m. is most technical, takes time!)
  • Log #12725 - by Jon Andresson on June 27, 2001
    We two Icelanders who are planing on climbing Baruntse this fall. If anyone can provide us any informations or web sites for the mountain then that would be great. Jon Andresson jonh@hugi.is...
  • Log #12726 - by Cecilia Rahlgard on Jan 17, 2001
    I forgot to say it was an all women expedition, the first one from Sweden and scandinavia. :-)
  • Log #12727 - by Cecilia Rahlgard on Jan 17, 2001
    The information we got before we went there didn't copy with what we experienced. All steep ice was gone and it was "going" all the way to the summit. We climbed the Southeast ridge. We...
  • Log #12728 - by Mark Winkworth on Nov 28, 2000
    More difficult than expected with the long narrow knife ridge from the south. Long summit day. Great loop from Tumlingtar and out at Lukla. The Barun Glacier camp is amazing.
  • Log #12729 - by Borislav Dimitrov on Mar 09, 2000
    INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION- MERA PEAK(6654), BARUNTSE(7129),AMA DABLAM(6812) The expedition is organized by Borislav Dimitrov, who has already hold 9 expeditions in Himalaya. This expeditions is...