Uttarakhand Matrimony

Meru Peak

Meru Peak is a colossal mountain situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It lies between Thalay Sagar and Shivling, and has some highly challenging routes. Meru has three peaks: southern (6,660 metres, 21,850 ft), central (6,310 metres, 20,700 ft), and northern (6,450 metres, 21,160 ft). It lies in the Gangotri group of mountains.Meru Peak is a colossal mountain situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

 It lies between Thalay Sagar and Shivling, and has some highly challenging routes. Meru has three peaks: southern (6,660 metres, 21,850 ft), central (6,310 metres, 20,700 ft), and northern (6,450 metres, 21,160 ft). It lies in the Gangotri group of mountains.

HISTORY
Meru Peak was the site of the world’s highest BASE jump from ‘Earth’ from a height of 6,604 meters, but it has been since surpassed.Shark's Fin route up the central peak of the mountain has a reputation among mountaineers as one of the hardest routes in the world. It was first climbed in 2011 by a team consisting of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk.

CLIMBING ROUTES


HOW TO REACH
One needs to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. From Dehradun, buses and taxis are easily available to Uttarkashi. From Uttarkashi, take a bus to the Gangotri. From there, Tapovan is at a trekking distance where base camp is set up.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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