Mandir Parbat. A 10-member team led by Shankar Biswas was composed of Subrata Banerjee, Debashish Biswas, Sanjoy Das, Dr. Sujit Guha, Ajoy Mondai, Bhaskar Mukherjee, Soumajit Roy, Shyamal Sarkar and Nishi Kanta Sen. The summit (6559 meters, 21,520 feet) was reached on September 20 by Sarkar and three porters, Nataraj, Tendi and Tharchen. The peak had been climbed only once before, by Indians, in 1981.
Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India