Dunagiri Peak

Considered one of the highest peaks in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Dunagiri lies at the northwest corner of the ‘Sanctuary Wall’, a ring of peaks surrounding Nanda Devi and enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Dunagiri has a towering elevation of 7,066m. It lies in the Nanda Devi group of peaks.

Dunagiri was first climbed on 5 July 1939 by the Swiss climbers André Roch, F. Steuri, and D. Zogg, via the southwest ridge.In a significant milestone for alpine-style climbing, Joe Tasker and Dick Renshaw climbed a particularly difficult route on the southeast buttress in 1975.In 1978 the first Australian Himalayan expedition by the Australian National University Mountaineering Club made the fourth ascent via the south-west ridge.



The trek to Dunagiri commences from the holy town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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