Nanda Ghunti 2005

Area: Uttarakhand - Kumaun

Team 1: British expidition

Team Size: 4

Leader: Andrew Perkins

Period: September to October

Result: Unsuccessful


Andy Perkins, who lives in France led this British expedition to Garhwal. Following the route from Sutol via Ghat they made base camp at 4350 m on 23rd September. Spending few days they established three camps till 5500 m. The summit was attempted on 2nd October at 10.30 p.m. because of unstable snow, but they had to return because of soft snow and high avalanche risk. The leader made the attempt with Chris Morrow, Kevin Maurice, Mike Simpson and Has Mangle.

Team 2: Indian (Mountain Quest of Calcutta, Kolkata) expidition

Team Size: 9 members with HAS

Leader: Ronti Gad

Period: May to June

Result: Successful


The team reached the base camp in the Ronti gad area on 7th June. After establishing three high camps the summit was reached on 15th June via its east face and north ridge. Leader with P. Day, J. Byapari and Gyaljen Sherpa, Surinder Singh Rawat reached the summit.