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Asia, Nepal, Annapurna IV

Annapurna IV. A 24-person Nepalese Police expedition led by Mrs. Basundhara Lama climbed Annapurna IV by its normal route, the northwest ridge. The climbing leader was Inspector Gupta Bahadur Rana. Much of the route- making had been done by the much smaller Basque and American expeditions. The summit was reached on May 2 by Sub-Inspector Kamal Bhandari, Head-Constable Ngwang Yonden Sherpa, Constables Indra Bahadur Ghale, Nuru Sherpa, Pasang Tshering Sherpa and Phurba Tshering Sherpa.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley