Bandaka, Peaks above Darrah-i-Shahran, Mir Samir. The British Midlands Hindu Kush Expedition climbed first in the Bandaka region, where they made the following ascents: Koh-e-Ka-Safed (20,315 feet) on July 8 by K. Vickers, fourth ascent; Bandaka (22,450 feet) on July 10 by D. K. Scott, R. Gillies, seventh ascent of peak and first of south face; P ca. 5350 (c. 17,553 feet) on July 13 by Scott, G. Lee. They then entered the Darrah-i-Shahran, where they made the following climbs, all first ascents except for the second, which was a second ascent: P 5541 or Mi 1 (18,180 feet) by Scott, T. Watts by its northwest 50° ice couloir; Djuk Deh Ambi (18,436 feet) by Lee, M. Terry by northeast ridge; Djuk Deh Ambi South (c. 18,373 feet) by Gillies, Vickers by east face couloir, all three on July 23; P 5612 (18,412 feet) north of Bodji Deh Ambi by Scott, Watts by east ridge; P 5150 (16,897 feet) east of P 5612 by Terry, Lee by southeast ridge, both on July 24; southwest peak (19,685 feet) of Koh-i-Sisgeikh by Scott, Watts from Suigal by south-southeast couloir; P 5850 (19,193 feet) by Lee, Terry by west rib, both on July 27; P. 5350 (17,553 feet) between Gratgipfel and Shakh-i-Kabud on July 29 by Scott, Watts by north snow slope and west rib. Another group of the expedition was meanwhile on rather distant Mir Samir (19,059 feet), which has been climbed a number of times. On July 31 G. Jones, B. Palmer, B. Cheverst and D. Stroud climbed the west face and reached the summit.
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