Indian Expedition to Mount Everest. The principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Brigadier Gyan Singh, led an expedition of 13 climbing and 7 non-climbing members to Mount Everest. On May 9 Ang Temba and A. B. Jungalwala established Camp VI on the South Col. Bad weather conditions prevented any attempt higher until May 22. On May 25 Nawang Gombu, Sonam Gyatsho and Narindar Kumar reached a height of 28,300 feet before bad weather forced them to retire. A second party was ready to try to climb to the summit but the oncoming of the monsoon forced the decision to abandon the attack on May 26.