Named after the trident of Lord Shiva, Trishul is the name given to the three imposing peaks of western Kumaon near the Bageshwar district. The main peak, Trshulis notable for being the is ver 7.122 metres to have ever been climbed way back in 1907. Trishul Il and Trishul IlI were first climbed in 1960 by a Yugoslav team from the Bidalgwar Glacier, scaling the supreme heights of Trishul I1 from the southern ridge and Trishul IIl from the northern ridge. Before ski tourism gained popularity as a winter sport in Auli, Trishul was amongst the few peaks that were used as training spots for ski-equipped patrolling officers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. to scale the peak in 1958 took the Mountaineers for whole days to climb and a mere 90 minutes to ski down to their base camp. The gorgeous Roopkund Lake It is reported that an expedition rests at the bottom of these slopes, which is also known as the Mystery Lake since around 600-odd skeletal remains of horses and humans were once found here The best views of Trshul are to be seen from Kausani and Bedini Bugyal.
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