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Asia, India, Zaskar (Zanskar), Kamet

Kamet. An admirable expedition to Kamet, 25,431 feet, was organized by Maj. Gen. H. Williams, Chief of the Royal Engineers of the Indian Army, to acquaint young Indian officers with the high Himalayas. The Indians who took part were Maj. Narenda D. Jayal, Maj. Mark Valladares, Lt. K. C. Johorey, Lt. P. P. S. Bhaghat, Lt. Manohor Lai, all Royal Engineers, Flight Lt. Nalni D. Jayal, and Gurdial Singh. With five Sherpas they established on the mountain five camps, above which soft snow turned them back about 600 feet from the summit.