Pamirs. The Russians report the establishment of a glaciological-meteorological station at 23,000 feet in the Fedchenko region. They also announce the first ascent of Voroshilov (21,870 feet) by an 11-man expedition.
On July 7 a group of 33 Chinese, 25 men and eight women, reached the summit of Muztagh Ata (24,388 feet), a second ascent. Although the Chinese claim that this is a new altitude record for women, it must be remembered that the late Madame Claude Kogan reached 25,250 feet in October, 1954 on Cho Oyu.