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Asia, India—Sikkim, Kabru Dome, Forked Peak and Rathong

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Kabru Dome, Forked Peak and Rathong. An Indian Army expedition led by Major K.V. Cherian climbed these three peaks in western Sikkim. After establishing two high camps, they climbed Kabru Dome (6600 meters, 21,655 feet) on May 15 and Forked Peak (6108 meters, 20,040 feet) on May 16. They then crossed the Rathong La to the Yalung Glacier and on May 24 climbed Rathong (6679 meters, 21,911 feet).

Harish Kapadia, Himalayan Club

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