Avalanche Peak I & II

The Avalanche Peaks are two mountain peaks situated above the Arwa Valley to the northwest of Badrinath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The peaks are named for the avalanches experienced by early climbers seeking to cross the glaciers beneath them. Avalanche Peak I is situated on north-south massif between Kalindi Bamak and the Arwa Bank.

 This is the main peak among the two and situated south to the Avalanche Peak II.

Avalanche Peak I was first climbed by Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe with two Sherpas in 1931. After that, first successful ascent to Avalanche Peak II was made in the year 1951.


The nearest place which is accessible by road is Badrinath. One can then trek to Avalanche Peaks from Badrinath.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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