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Asia, India, Kumaon, Peaks Shangtang Group, Zanskar Range

Shangtang Group, Zanskar Range. A ten-man expedition of the Council of Himalayan Exploration and Research, Calcutta, operated in the Kuti valley. Pradeep Dasgupta was the leader. Nitai Roy, Dilip Bhattacharjee and two Sherpas on September 25 climbed the unnamed and highest peak (21,750 feet) in the Shangtang group of the Zanskar Range, northwest of Garbyang. They named the peak Ramakrishna Parbat. Never before was a scientific project organized in the Himalayas by Indians on such a wide scale. Studies were made in geology, entomology, botany and zoology.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club