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Asia, India—Kashmir and Jammu, Nun and Kun

Nun and Kun. Many ascents of these two high mountains are attempted each year. An Indian expedition was successful on Nun. The 19-man team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Indian Air Force was led by S.S. Puri. Base Camp, Advance Base and Camp I were at 4115, 5020 and 5950 meters. There was one more high camp. On June 18, Sub-Inspector Budhiman and Havildar Mohan Singh climbed the west ridge to the summit, but four others turned back in deteriorating weather. Lieutenant Colonel H.S. Mann led another successful Indian expedition to Nun. Italian Signora Emmanuele Vroussos and one other also climbed Nun; they skied down from the summit. Another Italian expedition placed Enrico Rosso and Mario Forcatura on the summit.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India