Area: Gangotri Area (Garhwal)
Height: 6454 m
Team 1: Swiss
Leader: Urs Stocker (3 members)
Expedition reached base camp on 10 th of September at 4400 m on the Gangotri glacier. Summit was climbed by the west face by the leader and members Rainer Treppte and Simon Authamatter.
Team 2: American
Leader: Dylan Taylor (3 members)
The team intended to attempt the southwest pillar of Bhagirathi III and established an advanced base camp at foot of this mountain on 28 th of August. However continuous bad weather and the monsoon rain made them stop climbing and they reached only up to 5850 m.
Team 3: Spanish
Leader: Joan Jover Garcia (3 members)
Attempt by the southwest pillar, the expedition established the base camp at 4400 m on 7 th May 2003 near the Gangotri glacier. The first attempt was made by early May and they made one bivouac at 5540 m. As one member was tired, they reached up to 5560 m and returned. On the second attempt towards late May, bad weather stopped them at 5730 m. The team failed to climb the route.