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Asia, India–Garhwal, Chandra Parbat

Chandra Parbat. Chandra Parbat II (6728 meters, 22,075 feet) lies between the Suralaya and Sweta Glaciers. This peak was first climbed by Austrians in 1938 and again in 1965 and 1974. Possibly it is called Chandra Parbat, rather than Chandra Parbat II, and the slightly higher peak connected to it to the southeast may be only P 6739. Its fourth ascent was made by climbers from Calcutta. They first thought they would attempt the west ridge by which the mountain had first been climbed, but they found it more feasible to bypass the beginning of the ridge, climb the south side of the west ridge to its mid-point and continue along it to the summit. This was reached on May 31 by leader Mazundar Pulak, Samarendra Nath Dhar, Debabrata Seal and Pronab Kumar Saha from Camp IV. (We are grateful to expedition member Jiban Krishna Paul for this information.)