Dhruv Joshi from INDIA writes:
Mt. Nandakhat (Bed of Nandadevi) positioned outside the Nandadevi sanctuary or at the rim of Nandadevi Sanctuary (Longitude 79° 58' 33’’ and Latitude 30° 18' 6’’ N) at an elevation of 6611 metres.
<br/>Situated at the left of Pindari glacier & Traill’s pass, this region has peaks like Panwali Dwar (6663 m) on its left and Changuch (6322 m) on the right across from the Pindari glacier. Nandadevi (7816 mts) stands to its north, west ridge adjoining Mt. Panwali Dwar (6663 mts). Mt. Nanda khat climbed it in the year 1931 by Huge Ruttledge, Sri PN Choudhary & porter Pansingh. It is dangerous to cross the icefall and the glacier at its snout, which you need to cross as you approach the peak. In 1970, two climbers from a Mumbai-based team were killed in an avalanche in the Pindari glacier. Anup Sah from Nainital, Uttarakhand led the first ascent of this peak in 16 oct 1972.
<br/>The 12-member team of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation climbed this difficult peak (first premonsoon expedition) from May June 2010. A mix team of 7 male & 5 female members was led by Dr Anil Ghurtoo. The team faced bad weather during the expedition. Four members including deputy leader Dhruv Joshi, Bharat Bhushan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey scaled the peak followed by the new route (eastern spur & north ridge) on the 22nd of June 2010 at 1545 hrs, it took them almost 22hrs to reach the summit and descend back to the summit camp.
<br/>The team members are as follows: Dr Anil Ghurtoo (Leader),Bianca Dias, Kavitha Reddy, Rajal Patel,Tusi Das, Ribanisha,Dhruv Joshi, Bharat Bhusan, Takpa Norboo, Chetan Pandey, Wallombok Lingdoh & Lalit.