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Asia, India, Climbs in 1961

Climbs in 1961. Omitted from the previous Journal were the accounts of several expeditions in 1961, two of them in the Bara Shigri area: J. P. Lynam and three other climbers in August ascended a 21,710-foot peak at the head of the Bara Shigri Glacier by the difficult northwest snow and ice face and the west ridge ; the English ladies, Josephine Scarr and Barbara Spark climbed several peaks in this area in October, the highest being Central Peak (20,600 feet). A seven-man Indian party, led by P. Chaudhuri, climbed in Garhwal. On October 20, P. Singh made the first ascent of 21,690-foot Nandakhat.