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Asia, India—Garhwal, Purbi Dunagiri Ascent and Tragedy

Purbi Dunagiri Ascent and Tragedy. A 12-member team from Durgapur was led by Swapan Kumar Ghosh. After an approach from Manali, they set up Base Camp at 4400 meters on August 10. Debabrata Mukherjee and Nidhir Kumar Pal reached the summit (6489 meters, 21,290 feet) on August 25, but they were lost on the descent. One of the bodies has since been recovered.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India