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Asia, India—Garhwal, Uja Tirche

Uja Tirche. This 20,344-foot peak was climbed by the Indians Bidijut Sarkar, K.K. Khannna and Manik Banerjee and Sherpas Kani and Kusang on October 15. After climbing a gendarmed ridge, they reached a rocky saddle some 150 feet lower than the summit. This final summit ridge was. particularly difficult. Shyamal Chacraborty was the leader. The peak was climbed by Scots in 1950.