GYA 2003

GYA 2003


Height: 6794 m

Team 1: Indian (Indian Army, 7/11 Grokha Rifles)

Leader:Major Pankaj Singh (20 members)


The peak is located at the tri-junction of Ladakh, Spiti and Tibet and had been climbed three times before: by the Indian army team team in 1998 (led by Lt Col. A. B. Goth), the Indian Mountaineering Foundation team in 1999 (led by Motup Chewang) and by the Indo-Tibet Border Police team in 2002. All ascents were by the northwest ridge.

The Indian army team in 2003 also followed the same route and summit was reached on 4 July. The successful climb was led by Capt. S. S. Negi and 9 other soldiers reached the summit. The summiteers were : Capt S S Negi, Rfn Nima Wangdi Sherpa, Rfn Anil Kumar Rai, Rfn Hari Shrestha, Rfn Pradeep Rai, Rfn Daya Man Rai, Rfn Bhakta Bahadur Limbu, Rfn Sangay Tamang, Rfn Suman Kumar Limbu and Lnk Mohan Rai.