India (6,316 m) –Famous Multi-Peaked Ridge in Himalayas
Mount Bandarpunch and Mount Swargarohini are two mountains with over half a dozen peaks between them which together constitute one of the world’s most famous multi-peaked mountain ridges. The main mountain, Bandarpunch, has three peaks, of which Bandarpunch I is the tallest. Its name means the Tail of the Monkey. The secondary mountain is Swargohini, which has four peaks. Its name means the Path to Heaven. Collectively they are among the highest mountains in India.
The ridge stretches for many miles. It rises up slowly, roughly from north to south, passing several smaller peaks before reaching Swargarohini I. I saddles slight before climbing higher to the White Peak, then up to the highest point at Bandarpunch I, and then lower down to the Black Peak. Bandarpunch was first scaled in 1950, and Swargarohini in 1974.
Despite having a wide variety of excellent climbing challenges, the Bandarpunch-Swargarohini ridge is not as popular as other Himalayan destinations, and several prominent faces have yet to be climbed. Bandarpunch and Swargarohini are located in Uttarakhand at the extreme northern end of India close to the border with Tibetan China, approximately 200 miles north of New Delhi.