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Asia, India–Kashmir and Jammu, Matho Kangri, Stok Area, Ladakh

Matho Kangri, Stok Area, Ladakh. On July 23 Claude Buhler, Jacques Prillieux, liaison officer C.R. Thakur and I made the first ascent of Matho Kangri (6030 meters, 19,784 feet). We left from Matho village with three donkeys and that same day reached Base Camp at 4800 meters. The next day we reconnoitred. On the 23rd we climbed to the summit first on rock and then snow. There was no need for crampons or rope as the way was quite easy.

Marc Scherrer, Club Alpin Français