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Asia, India—Kashmir and Ladakh, Various Ascents

Various Ascents. A number of successful ascents were reported although details are lacking. Japanese led by Kazumasa Shibuya climbed P 21,516 (6558 meters), which lies north of Brammah and the Prul Glacier and south of the Chilung La. From Camp III on August 13 T. Matsushita and M. Omori climbed the north face to the summit. Their altimeter read only 6040 meters (19,817 feet), although they were clearly on the highest peak in the immediate vicinity. Menthosa was ascended by Günther Gruber’s Austrian expedition. Japanese under the leadership of Kenryo Numa climbed Tra Pahar. An Indian army team led by Major Devinder Singh in October scaled four peaks between 19,000 and 20,000 feet in the Baskar Range.