Team: Joint American British expedition
Leader: John Varko
Period: September to October 2004
A two-member team of John Varko and Ian Parnell climbed the northwest ridge of this high peak situated on the northern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The summit was reached on 6th October. They had excellent weather, except for four days. This American British team has made one of the best ascents in this season in the Indian Himalaya.