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Asia, China, Kongur-tebe-tagh, Pamirs

Kongur-tebe-tagh, Pamirs. The second ascent of this 24,920-foot peak, which lies in the eastern Pamirs in Sinkiang, was made by a group of Chinese and Tibetan women. On June 13 the Tibetans Sheirab and Phundob reached the summit, which had first been climbed in 1956 by Russians under the leadership of K. Kuznin. Miss Sheirab died in a storm during the descent.