Arwa Spires Peak

One of the challenging peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas; Arwa Spires are a series of stupendous rocky spires which offer highly demanding rock climbs. These rocky spires are situated southwest of Arwa Tower. The spires have two main peaks, namely the main (or east) and west peaks. Arwa Spires, along with Arwa Tower and Arwa Crest make up the coveted Arwa group of mountains.

The first ascent of the East spire (to the base of a small summit pinnacle) was made in October 2000 by a British expedition led by Kenton Cool, via the East Ridge. Andy Benson and Pete Benson made the first summit climb, followed five days later by Cool, Ian Parnell, and Al Powell.

Arwa Spires can be ascended via different climbing routes:

Out of all these climbing routes, the easiest route is by traversing through rock, ice and snow via East Ridge.

The trek to Arya Spires commences from the holy town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Arwa Tal base camp is common for all three peaks of the Arwa group.Badrinath – Mana – Ghastoli – Arwa Valley – Arwa Tal BC – ABC then summit (BC= Base Camp, ABC = Advanced Base Camp)

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
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