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Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Mukerbeh

Mukerbeh. An Indian all-woman expedition climbed Mukerbeh (19,910 feet). From Camp III on May 29 six women and two Sherpas climbed to the nearby summit of Manali Peak (18,600 feet). On May 30 two of the women, Thrity Birdy and Bharati Banerjee, and three Sherpas, Sonam Lama, Tasi Thondup and Nawang Tsering, placed Camp IV along the ridge towards Mukerbeh. On May 31 they left in doubtful weather for the summit, which they reached at 1:45. The most difficult part was a 200-foot ice step.