Kedarnath and Kedarnath Dome were first
climbed together in 1947, by a Swissteam led by André Roch.
Their route on Kedarnath Dome, the northwest flank, is still the
standard route; it is straightforward and relatively low-angle,
and is a popular ski ascent in the spring season. The east face
of Kedarnath Dome was first climbed in 1989 by a Hungarian
expedition led by Attila Ozsváth. Their climb involved "sixty
pitches of very hard climbing."
Kedar Dome peak is a dome shaped
mountain in Garhwal range of Himalayas in Uttarakhand India. The
peak is 6831 meters above sea level and serves as a ski down
peak if the weather is favorable. Kedar dome is relatively easy
peak to climb, but would require past climbing experience and
ability to survive in high altitude Himalayan weather. It is a
wonderful marvel of nature and holds sentimental values to
Hindus - as the peaks name itself is that of Lord Shiva.
Ample preparations are needed to climb
Kedar Dome peak. You need high quality gears, an experienced
trekking team, and permissions from IMF in order to accomplish
Kedar Dome trek. The two base camps are at 6200 meters (BC I)
and 6700 meters (BC II). Himalayan weather is always
unpredictable and dedicated mountaineers would know that.
Possibility of Ski down from the peak would also depend on
certain conditions like snow-cover (to avoid avalanche), snow
storms and right hours to attempt. All in all Kedar dome peak
climb demands courage and ability to survive against the odds.