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Imperial College Obra Valley

The Obra Valley is situated in India’s far Western Garhwal, and being little visited offered plenty of scope for exploration and first ascents. Although heavy rain and landslides delayed access to the area, once established they experienced 16 days of settled weather. From a high camp at 4900m they made the first ascent of Pt 5480m via its SW Ridge (500m, AD-). Moving their camp 200m higher, they then climbed the valley’s highest peak, Pt 5877m, thought to be known locally as Dauru. Ascent was made via the NW Ridge (700m, AD), the summit snow cap giving a truly excellent panorama. After moving camp again, they crossed a col on the SW Ridge of the shapely Ranglana (5554m) descended a short distance towards the Maninda Valley, before traversing to its South Ridge and following it to the summit (900m, D-)

September - October 2010
Jonathan Phillips with Boris Korzh, Phil Leadbeater, Kunal Masania and Andy McLellan

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