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Asia, India–Garhwal, P6131 Ascent and Tragedy

P 6131 Ascent and Tragedy. The well known Indian climber Asit Kumar Moitra led an eight-man team composed of Samir Bhattacharya, Manas Bardhan, Nabagopal Basak, Ramjan Bose, Krishna Ganguli, Asish Roy and Sanjoy Roy. They set up three high camps and climbed P 6131 (20,125 feet) on September 26. The peak lies above the Shyamvarn Glacier. On the way down from the summit, Moitra slipped and fell 2000 feet to his death.

KamalK. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India