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Asia, India—Garhwal, Mahalay and Mandani

Mahalay and Mandani. Dr. G.R. Patwardhan, leader, S.N. Apte, and M.V. Gokhale with high-altitude porters Ganga Singh Negi, Dilip Singh, Bijendra Singh Negi and Kripal Singh Negi climbed above Gangotri. Base Camp was set up at Tapovan (14,500 feet) on June 1 and Camp I (15,000 feet) on June 4. Patwardhan and Gokhale climbed an unnamed satellite (17,200 feet) of Kedarnath Dome on June 5. Camps II and III (15,800 and 17,000 feet) were established on June 6 and 7. Apte, Gokhale, Bijendra and Kripal climbed virgin Mahalay (19,330 feet) on June 8 by way of the Ghanohim Glacier. Patwardhan, Ganga, Kripal and Bijendra established Camp IV (17,800 feet) on June 9. On June 10 Kripal and Bijendra climbed Mandani (20,320 feet) by a difficult route.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club