Arwa Tower Peak Uttarakhand

Perched at an altitude of 6352 m; Arwa Tower Peak is the tallest peak among the Arwa group of mountains that includes two other peaks as well namely; the Arwa Crest peak and Arwa Spires peak. Forming an intricate part of the Garhwal Himalayas, this needle like mountain is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, in northern India. The invincible structure of the Arwa Tower peak consisting of a huge rocky ridge and a steep granite wall, is alluring for many adventure enthusiasts visiting with a motive to indulge into trekking and climbing challenging peaks of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Being a tough climb, Arwa Tower peak is not frequented by many adventurists as yet.

Arwa Tower peak resides on the south side of the southwest branch of the Arwa Valley which is situated at an altitude of 4350 m above sea level, and provides itself as the base camp for the trekkers. It takes around three days to reach the base camp if the trek starts from the religious town of Badrinath; a must visit for the peace seekers. Apart from indulging into various adventure activities, one can also take refuge in the unsurpassable beauty of snow-clad peaks of Uttarakhand Himalayas which is equally divine.

With every passing day of every successful expedition, the mountaineering in Uttarakhand is attaining new heights, and popularising Uttarakhand tourism even more. In total, there are five different routes available to conquer the Arwa Tower peak including the North-West Face, South Face, North West Buttress, North Face/East Ridge and South Face. On 14th May 1999, the first ascent to the peak was made by Britons Mick Fowler and Steve Sustad via the northwest face. Then, in May 2002, a French expedition led by Antoine de Choudens succeeded in trying two different routes; south face and a new route on the northwest face. Later on 9th June 2007, Denis Burdet, Thomas Senf and Stephan Siegrist tried the impossible route of the overhanging north face route for the first time and achieved success.

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