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Asia, India, Nanda Devi, Second Ascent

Nanda Devi, Second Ascent. American climbers will be particularly interested in the second ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645 feet), since it was first climbed in 1936 by a joint British and American expedition. They will also be happy to note that one of the summit team of this all Indian expedition was Nawang Gombu, who accompanied Jim Whittaker to the summit of Mount Everest. Nawang Gombu, Da Norbu and C. P. Vohra left Camp V at 24,500 feet early on June 20. Vohra had to stop 700 feet from the summit but the two Sherpas continued, reaching the top at 11:30. The expedition was led by Captain N. Kumar.