Audens Col Pass, Uttarakhand
Audens Col Pass is a high altitude mountain pass in the Indian Himalayan region of Garhwal. It connects ridge of Gangotri III and Jogin I between Rudugaira glacier and Khatling glacier.
(Last Updated on : 07/03/2019)
Auden's Col Pass is one of the high altitude mountain passes in the Indian Himalayan region
that connects the Rudragaira and Bhilangana Valley. It is named after John Bicknell Auden, a British Geographical Survey officer, who first discovered it in 1935 and crossed it in 1939.
Geography of Audens Col Pass
Set at an altitude of 5,490 meters, Audens Col Pass forms a bridge between the north-west ridge of Gangotri III, which stands at an elevation of 6,580 meters and the ridge coming from Jogin I at 6465 meters on the east.
Trek to Audens Col Pass
to Audens Col Pass is one of the toughest treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region and hence it has been least explored. The journey requires acclimatization as it passes through high altitude spots and some of the dangerous moraines, narrow cliffs, stony and snaky paves. The vicinity also includes some of the massive glaciers like the Khatling Glacier, which is at an approximate altitude of 4,200 meters.
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