Mount Everest Foundation
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Cambridge Garhwal Himalaya 1977


The aims of the expedition were threefold: to climb Rishi Kot, a 6240 metre peak which lies on the ridge running South-West from Changabang in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary; to study the birdlife of the area, its ecology, altitudinal zonation and in particular to establish proof of breeding; and to collect avian cloacal swabs and blood samples (to send back to London in liquid nitrogen) as part of a study of the influenza virus by the World Health Organisation.

July - September 1976
Martin Gledhill with Tim Reed, Tim Harrell, Jenny Williams, David Harper, Mark Pizarro and John Coxon

Other expeditions nearby