West Gyundi 2002
The Gyundi Glacier is situated in the Spiti region of the Himachal Pradesh (NW of the Bara Shigri Glacier system - one of the longest in the Himalaya) but has had few visitors despite a highway providing motorable access during summer months. This experienced duo first tried to reach the glacier from Hal in the NE, but were rebuffed by unstable terrain and swollen rivers. A jeep was therefore hired to take them NW to Losar, from where they were more successful. The Nala was explored and a photographic record obtained of unclimbed 6,000m peaks on the ridge separating the Gyundi and Dongrimo valleys, and an unnamed 5,000m rock peak was climbed.
This expedition was awarded the Alison Chadwick Memorial Grant for 2002.