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Climbing Chaukhamba III (6974m), Garhwal, Himalaya

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In October of 2016, Jason Kruk, Joel Kauffman and Tad McCrea established a ~1,600-meter route up the south ridge of the still unclimbed Chaukhamba III
(6,974 m) in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya. The team completed the route to the ridge, although came 16 meters shy of the peak’s true summit.

“We went in light and pure alpine style spending 35 days in the Panpatia Bank, six days on the route, and 12 days away from our base camp for the final
push,” McCrea writes in the video description. “The cocktail produced an odyssey that was mind bending, time transcending, and ego breaking. Certainly
the best trekking of my life…”

Their 1,600-meter route, SAB KUCH MILEGA, clocks in at 5.10, A0, 90-degrees.