Asia, India—Sikkim, Koktang, 1982

Publication Year: 1984.

Koktang, 1982. Thirteen of the 19-member team from the Territorial Army climbed Koktang (6147 meters, 20,167 feet) on the Sikkimese-Nepalese frontier by its southwest face. The leader Captain K. V. Cherian, Nima Tasho Derje, Flight Lieutenant P. Navathe and Sherpa K. Kami summitted on October 11, 1982. Two other groups climbed the peak on October 12 and 13: R.K Sharma, Ang Norbu Sherpa, Kishor Rajak, Biren Kumar Sanwar, Tilak Khatri, Kishor K. Sinchauri, Chandra Kimar Tamang, Rang Bahadur Thapa and Commander Medan Singh Dogra. A 14-member team from North Bengal was led by Goutam Roy. Animesh Basu and Krishna Dastidar climbed via the east face and gained the summit in ten hours on October 31, 1982. The peak had previously been climbed a number of times.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club