Expeditions in Jammu and Kashmir in 2000

Expeditions in Jammu and Kashmir in 2000

Zanskar- Dzo Jongp (6,150 m)

Expedition- German

Leader- Hermann Wihlem George

Period- August 2000


A 15 member team from Germany climbed the east face of this peak situated in the Markha valley. The peak is to the south of Thiksay monastery. Nine members reached the summit on 26th August.

Ladakh-Zanskar - Saser Kangri (7,672 m)

Expedition- Indian (Chandigadh)

Leader- Rakesh Kumar (8 members)

Period- August-September 2000


The team approached this high peak in the East Karakoram via the Nubra valley. They followed the South Phukpoche Glacier and established three camps by 25 th September.

They had intended to follow the normal route from this side, across the peak IV. However a long spell of bad weather stopped their climbing and the team returned.

Ladakh-Zanskar - Rimo 2000 Karakoram Expedition

Expedition- Indo-French

Period- July-August 2000


The expedition climbed two peaks, Rimo IV (7169 m) and Migpa (5935 m). They reached two historic passes, Karakoram Pass and Col Italia.

Two new cols were explored, Lharimo and Dzomsa Col. Three Rimo glaciers were explored after several decades. And other points in the area were observed and reached. However the expedition suffered a tragedy.

While returning after the successful trip member was swept away in the Shyok river. While three other members who fell in the river with him managed to survive, Kaivan Mistry hit a rock and died instantly. His body was recovered lower down and sent to Mumbai.