again it was Col. Jimmy Roberts who, with two
Sherpas, climbed to the summit by a route on its
East Flank in 1961. The normal route of ascent
reaches a col from a glaciated amphitheatre that
rises above a hidden plateau; the 'Other Sanctuary',
as Roberts calls it. Although another route has
been made on the south-West Face, Roberts' route
is the only recorded line and the one used on
most subsequent ascents.
the peak has commanding view of the Annapurna
ranges and undoubtedly a spectacular one of Machhapuchhare
the "Himalayan Matterhorn," better known
as Fish Tail Peak. Few westerners visit the valleys
and ridges south of Mardi Himal. They are steep
sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron.
Above the forest high alpine pastures provide
good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife.
Despite it lowly altitude the mountain obviously
has a great deal of potential for those interested
in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and
the ridges, already mentioned, present obvious
climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.
Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Mardi Pul. Start trekking.
Days 02-05: Trek to Base Camp on the East Flank
of Mardi Himal.
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 07: Establish High Camp.
Day 08: Mardi Himal Climb and return to Base Camp.
Days 09-12: Return trek to Pokhara. End of Madi
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