At 7756 m, the Kamet is the second highest mountain in the Garhwal region in India after the Nanda Devi ( 7816 m ). It is located near the Indian-Tibetan border and is called Kang-Med ("Burning Mountain") by the Tibetans .
The first ascent, however, was not to be made until 1931 by Frank Smythe , Eric Shipton , RL Holdsworth and Lewa Sherpa, members of a British-Nepalese expedition. The first ascent represented a new and highly regarded altitude record in its time: Up until the ascent of Nanda Devi in 1936, the Kamet was the highest mountain climbed, but in 1922 heights of well over 8,000 meters had already been reached on Mount Everest .
The kamet was only recently re-opened for foreign expeditions.
In the north of the Kamet is the 7355 m high Abi Gamin (also Ibi Gamin ), which is considered a secondary summit of the Kamet due to its notch height of 217 meters.
The Mana connects to the south ridge of the Kamet , the main summit of which, Mana I, reaches a height of 7272 m . To the northwest of Kamet and Abi Gamin is the 7242 m high Mukut Parbat (also Mukut Parvat ).
^ Albert Schäffer: Promoted, celebrated and forgotten. An exhibition in Munich pays tribute to the Schlagintweit brothers' groundbreaking expedition to India . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 6, 2015, p. 7.