Plateau Peak (7287m) First Ascent by The Himalayan Club

The Himalayan Club’s Kolkata section had organised a mountaineering expedition in the Eastern Karakoram in July -August 2013, in their quest for the summit of an unclimbed mountain top.

Plateau peak (7287m) is located adjacent to Saser Kangri-I (eastern Karakoram) and linked to it by a ridge at its eastern end. Several attempts on its citadel in the past have been unsuccessful due to severe technical difficulties that its complex battlements offer to mountaineers seeking to climb up its ramparts along its approach ridges and faces.

Plateau Peak with its west ridge in the centre
Our team from Kolkata approached mountain from the south Pukpoche glacier and climbed its extremely sheer west ridge to eventually attain the plateau on the 31st of July, 2013 having begun their ascent just past midnight. They proudly planted the Indian, Himalayan Club and sponsor flags where no man has treaded before thereby making a historic first ascent. They had established three camps in addition to their Base camp and had made the summit ascent from their Camp-III. The sublime plateau was found to be undulating and offered rare perspectives of the famous Saser Kangri peaks I to IV in addition to a brilliant panorama of the Karakoram peaks.

The summiteers were Pradeep Ch Sahoo, Subrata De (Deputy Leader), Prasanta Gorai, Debraj Dutta (leader), Phurba Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, Lakpa Norbu Sherpa.

The other team members were Chetna Sahoo, Parag Kr Mitra, Biplab Banerjee, Aadrito Paul, Ganesh Saha, Pasang Gyalzen, Karma Thimle Sherpa and Gyalzen Sherpa.

On the summit of Plateau PeakClimber on the summit with Saser Kangri IV and Saser Kangri I seen behind
On the summit of Plateau PeakSaser Kangri III from the plateau


The expedition received financial support from the State Bank of India and HOLS.

Sponsorors of the Expedition