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|"CARAVANS 2008 - CHONG KUNDAM II: the discovery
Fantasy and adventure in mountain biking and mountaineering in India in the north
The dream, the project
As it is not difficult to imagine, planning the route is the most important and
stimulant of the preparatory work. For those who love to travel and learn about the world, the mere fact of being
in front of a map is not any emotion, especially if a prelude to some kind of
Because of these experiences over the years, under the eyes of the traveler, the colors and symbols
on paper to take a hit value of palpable reality, populated and lived, with smells, tastes, sounds,
feelings. Challenge a pen and draw a line on the map takes, then the value of a
sort of virtual trip, everything consumed within. With a single, rapid motion of the wrist is
can override a horse mountain bike up Kardung Laa 5602 meters high, wake up in
a remote village in the Indian Zanscar slipped between the giant chains and Karakorum
dell'Himalaya and have breakfast in a field of nomads, and so on top of the Chong Kumdam, inviolate
top of the Karakorum 7004 m. India to the oxygen starts to run low and the movements seem slow.
"Power of imagination," it said. But all things considered is not just imagination, the impulses
interior, in the talent that you need to become - more or less deeply - the roots of all motivation and
It was to design a course that, besides being of great interest to me, was sufficiently
"Extreme, unusual and fascinating, from a strike fund imagination. Which brings forward the path taken
ten years ago to join the mountains and the cultures that inhabit the peaks of the world with the people Occitan.
No information of Italian mountaineers who are dispatched to the region of
Chong Kundam nell 'est Karakorum after the Indian war.
"Montagnard": the mountain without borders, sports and cultural association to live without the mountains
boundaries, was the enthusiasm and passion for travel, the mountains and the cultures of the world so
distant but at the same time close to us. And fantasy sports, culture and adventure are the elements
essential for members to "Montagnard" to travel and continue to dream.
Espace occitan "linguistic cultural institute that deals with the preservation and study of language and
Occitana minority culture.
Exploratory mountaineering expedition and
July, August 2008
This border area between
India and Pakistan, the scene of
countless conflicts, it is very
difficult to understand. In this
place was' fought
6000 meters of altitude the highest
war of the world where
caused the most
the loss of lives
the conflict between India and
Pakistan. Slowly, the
political situation between the two
countries is improving. In
these great glacial valleys
a multitude of magnificent
peaks that stand out
the horizon, are
the opportunity to stimulate
still the curiosity and
search for new lands
high altitude mountaineering in which the
finds its value
Exploratory projects Kumdam Chong Alpinist II, 7004 meters - Karakorum INDIAN
"Why the big mountains as a point of departure of our dreams and an extraordinary opportunity to
travel .... Because our dreams find time to grow and become action and adventure "
And so 'the project of Cong alpinistico Kumdam II, top inviolate and lying still unknown
in the Eastern Indian Karakorum. An ambitious exploration of mountaineering, where the restrictions
bureaucratic and logistical require a significant organizational effort.
And 'why I decided to join a group composed of international mountaineering
Indian, Nepali and French. From the land of Occitan Valle Stura di Demonte, I am to live in the month
of August 2008 this unique alpine experience.
ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN BIKE After climbing adventure, start my journey by bike
preparing to leave the Nubra Valley, once situated on the trade route between Tibet and the
Turkestan, not before he had crossed the carriage step higher in the world, the Kardung La (5602 mt). Milan
expects a drop of 40 kilometers, which put a severe test the brakes and the fork of my amortized
Biking Carraro. Arrived in Leh, capital of Ladakh, I stop a couple of days, to assist at the
great cultural religious festival of this extraordinary region.
From Leh resumed my mountain bike ride along the spectacular road through the glaciers that
landscapes brings me to the remote region of Zanskar, along the Pakistani border. This
territory is the stod Valley to the west and the east Valley lunak, both converged on the fertile
Padum area. Due to his condition of the insulation Zanskar has managed to maintain their
ethnic Buddhist cultural heritage. The adventure hours leads me through an arduous trek to
achieve, in a south-east of the monastery Lamayuro. This section will be the irresistible call of
let go of my skis on the slope of the extraordinary Kang Yatze (6000mt).
Back in the saddle to the bicycle, I head toward the south along the road Leh, Manali, crossing steps
The Taglang (5360mt) and Lachalang La (5065 mt), up to the entrance of the famous Hindustan-Tibet
Road, which will bring me into the Spiti Valley, "the little Tibet". In the valley of Spiti, stripped bare and there are
few settlements, among which, remember, the village of kibar place that 4200 represents one of the highest
permanent settlements in India.
Now, after traveling about 1,500 km bike look big mountains
degrade gently towards the plain accaldata of New Delhi.
Top: Monte Cong Kumdam II
Altitude: 7004 meters s.l.m
First ascent: top inviolate
Reports on attempts to climb: no
Region: East Indian Karakoram Ladakh
Approach to the Base camp of Mamostong Kangro 7510m and further
along the steep slope of the hill of the Austrians
Technical difficulty: to be evaluated during the ascent
The lack of information, even at the level of photographic images of this mountain, represent,
the uncertainty of the hill climbing. The expedition's objective is to document through detailed
reports and images of the ascent route followed. Since this is a climbing area for the most part unknown
does not exclude the possibility of getting new minor peaks representing a strong call for the group.
Certainly more known, because it has been climbed by some members of this expedition in 2007, is the
Cong Kumdam II, which may be the target of fallback in case of an excessive degree of difficulty and
objective danger of the road climb detected.
The shipment will move with a very slow climb, and defined by the French revolutionary style
snail ", in which the daily stages were no longer than 400 meters of elevation gain and is not 'expected return to
fields base.Questo proceed slowly reduces the fatigue of climbing, the psychological stress of the periods
expected to lower fields, the long periods of inactivity due to recovery and also allows you to live
completely before the slow and constant shifts the interest daily on the joy of travel.
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL: Ladakh - Zanskar - SPITI VALLEY
·1500 miles in complete autonomy
·Fald calculated: 13.000 mt.
·Duration: 30 days
·Departure: Nubra Valley
·Arrival: Spiti Valley
·Maximum height reached 5602 mt. s.l.m step KARDUNG LA, the way the most
high road in the world.
The route winds through cycling tracks and dirt roads. The high altitudes where the wind
pathways are certainly an element of undoubted difficulties. Another aspect that should not be underestimated
will be the weather conditions at high altitude make it very difficult physical movements.
Very important will be to better manage their physical and psychic forces in the isolation areas
STEPS TO SET HIGH ALTITUDE.
Fotu The 4170 mt.
The Namiki 3760 meters.
The Lake 4050 mt.
Think The 4450 mt.
Taglang The 5360 mt.
Lachalang The 5065 mt.
Nakee The 4920 mt.
Baralhaka The 4880 mt.
Kubzun The 4500 mt.