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Asia, India–Garhwal, Gangotri Region, Indian Expeditions

Gangotri Region, Indian Expeditions. A great many Indian expeditions were active in the Gangotri region. An expedition from Jadavpur University in Calcutta was led by Sudipta Nanda. On June 23 Goutam Datta, Ajit Naskar, Kamal Sarkhel and Shital Singh reached the summit of Jaonli (6632 meters, 21,760 feet). An expedition led by J.P. Singh Segu climbed Gangotri II and III. Gangotri III (6577 meters, 21,575 feet) was climbed by S.S. Bisht and C.S. Pandey on June 16 and by Homyar Mistry and Bachan Singh on the 17th. K.S. Charak, Heera Lohia and Bharat Bootha made it to the summit of Gangotri II (6599 meters, 21,650 feet) on June 17. An expedition led by Amulya Sen set up Base Camp on the Raktvarn Glacier and three high camps. On June 2 Sibu Das, Krishna Das, Gorachand Pal, Sherpa Lhakpa Tsering and a high-altitude porter from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering reached the summit of Sudarshan Parban (6507 meters, 21,350 feet). A 12-man team set up Base Camp at Nandanban on May 13 and four more camps. On May 31 S.N. Dhar, D. Seal, P. Saha and leader P.K. Majumdar climbed the northwest ridge to the summit of Chandra Parbat (6728 meters, 22,073 feet). Kedar Dome (6831 meters, 22,410 feet) was climbed on May 28 by leader Prosanta Kumar Barman and a high-altitude porter. In June Sandip Narin, Chandra Shah, S. Mhaisalkar and N.S. Rana climbed Avalanche peak (6198 meters, 20,330 feet). An expedition led by Bilwa Nath Ghosh climbed Shri Kailash (6932 meters, 22,743 feet) in Sep tember. Details are lacking.