Deo Tibba Expedition

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Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar

We started as a team of fine 8 people to summit Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs massif in Manali region of Kullu district. We hired 5 porters and a fine cook with loads of ration and estimated 800 mtrs of rope.

Day 1 we started from Jagatsukh village and reached camp Chikka, to our despair we were less on sleeping mats! So two of us got running down to arrange more mats.

Day 2 We reached Chikka at 11 am with mats and joined the group for camp 2 Seri ... it was a long day as campsite was covered with snow the struggle began.

Day 3 We moved to the next campsite Tenta as our base camp for the expedition.

Day 4 was a load ferry day to ABC above the duhangan col. Ropes were fixed in a jiffy and team climbed 700 mtrs vertical col. with 400 mtrs of fixed rope to ABC. We came back to BC for night sleep.

Day 5 7 of us reached the ABC meanwhile it had been snowing continuously for 7 days now and the gradient of snow was wet and not fit

for further climbing. Upon a mutual agreement we decided to scale a different Peak Norbu just opposite Deo Tibba.

Day 8: We had light breakfast at 0330 hrs and we 7 climbers hit the summit at 7 am with a cloudy morning. We descended fast and moved ABC to BC and it was the last day of heavy snowfall as we made a wise decision to descend a day early by modifying our plans.

Day 9 : Decent BC to Jagatsukh village.

Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
Photo of Deo Tibba Expedition by Raven V. Rockafellar
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