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Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Lion, Central, Kulu

Lion, Central, Kulu. Lion (20,100 feet) was climbed by its west face on June 27 by an expedition of Calcutta’s Institute of Exploration led by Sanatan Bhattacharya. The summiters were Nitai Roy, Kesab Mukherjee, Asit Roy, Asit Moitra, and Sherpas Tsering Namgyal, Rinzing and Jangbu. Central (20,620 feet) was climbed two days later by its south face by Nitai Roy, Moitra, Kukherjee and four Sherpas. These peaks had been previously climbed only by a British ladies’ expedition in 1962.

Sohli S. Mehta, Himalayan Club