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Asia, India—Himachal Pradesh, Chumathang, Mahadev and Chokul, Eastern Ladakh

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Chumathang, Mahadev and Chokul, Eastern Ladakh. A 16-member Indian Army team led by Lieutenant Colonel J.N. Goel left Leh on July 26. They set up two camps beyond Base Camp. Nine members climbed Chumathang (20,300 feet) and another six climbed Mahadev (20,740 feet). Then seven members climbed Chokul (21,600 feet) on August 8 via the 2½ -mile-long Chokul Glacier and the east and south ridges. Chokul had been unsuccessfully attempted in 1946 and 1947 by British parties.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club

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