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Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Sickle Moon

Sickle Moon. A 26-man team from the Indian Army, led by Lieutenant Colonel D.N. Thanka, commandant of the High Altitude Warfare School, left Kishtwar on August 30. Havildar Major Tsering Norbu and Naik Nim Dorje climbed this virgin peak, Sickle Moon (21,570 feet) on December 5 from Camp IV at 19,800 feet. The descent was difficult. Dorje was rescued from a crevasse by two members waiting midway between the summit and Camp IV.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club