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Asia, India–Himachal Pradesh, Phabrang

Phabrang. In June a nine-man Indian expedition climbed Phabrang (6172 meters, 20,250 feet). Leader Y.K. Puri, P.D. Dandriyal and high-altitude porter Devi Singh reached the summit. A second Indian expedition led by Kala Chand Chatterjee also attempted the same peak. Base Camp was set up in the Karpat Nala on July 8. Camps I and II were established on July 11 and 14 at 16,500 and 19,000 feet. On July 16 Biswanath Ghosh, Goutam Chowdhury, Asim Dey, Prasanta Karar and high-altitude porters Devi Singh and Tikam Ram Thakur reached the summit of Phabrang South (6140 meters, 20,144 feet) via the north shoulder. They then turned to Menthosa but were foiled by an ice wall on July 24. In August Sanat Kumar Ghosh, K. Mukherjee and Shyamal Hazara also reached the summit.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club