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October 15, 2019

First successful ascent of the Panpoche Peak

Panpoche Himal
Panpoche Himal

Kathmandu: The first ascent of Panpoche Peak has been done successfully in this autumn season.

Georgia’s three mountaineers Archil Badriashvili, Bakari Gelashvili, and Tepnaze Giorgi made the first ascent of the   Panpoche – I (6,620 m) and Panpoche – II (6,504 m), located in Mansiri Himal range in Gandaki region of Nepal. Mountaineers who went through Satori Adventure Agency climbed the peak successfully without any guide.

According to the Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Danduraj Ghimire, the climbers reached the top of Panpoche Peak at around 2 pm on October 3, 2019. Eight mountaineers from 2 groups had obtained permission to climb Panpoche Peak 1. Three mountaineers from one of the groups climbed the peak for the first time.

Nepali Officials have not yet received information about another group. Likewise, for the Panpoche Peak 2 ascent, three mountaineers have obtained the permission.

According to the Department of Tourism, in this season only 847 mountaineers from 54 countries have obtained permission to climb the peaks among which 660 are male and 187 are female.

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