The Dhaulagiri Himal from the northwest, the Putha Hiunchuli is the first high peak from the right.
|Mountains||Dhaulagiri Himal ( Himalaya )|
|Dominance||6.72 km → Churen Himal|
|Notch height||1151 m ↓ (6095 m)|
|Coordinates||28 ° 44 '51 " N , 83 ° 8' 45" E|
|First ascent||November 11, 1954 by James OM Roberts and Ang Nyima|
The Putha Hiunchuli (also Dhaulagiri VII ) is the westernmost corner pillar of the Dhaulagiri Himal, over 7000 m high . The summit is in Nepal .
It stands in a chain of mountains, the highest peaks of which are Dhaulagiri II , III , IV , V , VI , Churen Himal , Gurja Himal and the Putha Hiunchuli. That is why the 7246 m high peak is also called Dhaulagiri VII . This mountain range separates the Dolpo area in the north from the 8167 m high Dhaulagiri to the south. The districts of Dolpa , Myagdi and Rukum meet at the summit .
In 1954, James OM Roberts and the Sherpa Ang Nyima were able to climb the summit for the first time. It was not until 42 years later, in autumn 1996, that an expedition from the north attempted again. In recent years, the mountain has mainly been climbed via the north or north-east face. The inclined ice wall shows hardly any difficulties. There are no objective dangers like avalanches , seracs and ice breaks . That is why the Putha Hiunchuli is named an easy-to-climb 7000er by agencies that sell mountain tours.
- Website of the Saxon Putha Hiunchuli Expedition 2009
- Putha Hiunchuli at Peakware (English)
- Putha Hiunchuli on Peakbagger.com (English)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTfIl3Rx4hM . Ervin Jacomet, Freeride Ski Expedition 2013
- http://alpinus.ch/54801.html , travel report ascent to the summit with photos
- ↑ Stephanie Geiger: Don't think, just walk. Putha Hiunchuli is not a great mountain, but it is high - more than seven thousand meters. A summit ascent in Nepal , in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , November 14, 2013, p. R5f.