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Asia, India—Himachal Pradesh, Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri. India’s highest previously unclimbed peak, Saser Kangri (25,170 feet) was ascended by an Indo-Tibetan Border Police expedition led by Lieutenant Commander Joginder Singh. Dawa Norbu, Thondup, Nima Tenzing and Dawa Tenzing reached the summit at 10:45 on June 6 and at 1:35 Deputy Leader Y.C. Khanna, G.S. Bhangu, Temba Tarkey, Dawa Temba, Roshan Lai, Bidhiman, Rinjee and Rabgias also got to the top. Surrounded by three satellites all above 24,000 feet, it is a difficult mountain to approach. The long supply line went up the Shyok River and the 22-mile Shukpa Kunchang Glacier. They faced difficult weather. The mountain had beaten off five previous attempts.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club