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Kedarnath (or Kedarnath Main) and Kedarnath Dome (or Kedar Dome) are two mountains in the Gangotri Group
Gangotri Group
of peaks in the western Garhwal Himalaya
Himalaya
in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
state, India. Kedarnath (Main) lies on the main ridge that lies south of the Gangotri
Gangotri
Glacier, and Kedarnath Dome, a subpeak of the main peak, lies on a spur projecting towards the glacier, two kilometres northwest of Kedarnath. They are at a distance 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the Hindu
Hindu
holy site of Gaumukh
Gaumukh
(the source of the ganges River). Kedarnath is the highest peak on the south side of the Gangotri
Gangotri
Glacier, and Kedarnath Dome is the third highest. Both peaks have relatively easy routes on their northwest sides, but the east face of Kedarnath Dome is a large, very difficult rock climb.[3]

Kedarnath Dome

Highest point

Elevation 6,831 m (22,411 ft) [1]

Prominence 100 m (300 ft) [2]

Coordinates 30°48′31″N 79°04′44″E / 30.80861°N 79.07889°E / 30.80861; 79.07889 [1]

Geography

Location Uttarakhand, India

Parent range Gangotri
Gangotri
group, Garhwal Himalaya

Climbing

First ascent 1947 by André Roch et al.[3]

Easiest route Northwest flank (glacier/snow climb)

Contents

1 Ascent 2 Photo gallery 3 See also 4 References

Ascent[edit] Kedarnath and Kedarnath Dome were first climbed together, in 1947, by a Swiss team led by André Roch. Their route on Kedarnath Dome, the northwest flank, is still the standard route; it is straightforward and relatively low-angle, and is a popular ski ascent in the spring season. The east face of Kedarnath Dome was first climbed in 1989 by a Hungarian expedition led by Attila Ozsváth. Their climb involved "sixty pitches of very hard climbing."[3] Photo gallery[edit]

Kedar and Kedar Dome peaks from Tungnath

View from Kedarnath

Kedarnath and Kedar Dome in November

Mount Kedarnath and Kedar Dome with temple bells from Kartik Swami

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kedarnath (Mountain).

List of Himalayan peaks of Uttarakhand

References[edit]

^ a b c d H. Adams Carter, "Classification of the Himalaya", American Alpine Journal, 1985, p. 140. ^ a b Corrected version of SRTM
SRTM
data, available at Viewfinder Panoramas ^ a b c d Andy Fanshawe and Stephen Venables, Himalaya
Himalaya
Alpine-Style, Hodder and Stoughton, 1995, ISBN 0-340-64931-3, p. 106.

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