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Asia, India—Sikkim, Pauhunri, 1989

Pauhunri, 1989. The fifth ascent of Pauhunri (7125 meters, 23,376 feet) was made on November 1, 1989. Base Camp at Chholamo and Camps I and II were established at 5100, 5345 and 6210 meters. From Camp II on the north col, the summit was reached in 7½ hours by Nawang Kalden, Nima Wangchu and Pasang Lhakpa, all instructors of the Sonam Gyasto Mountaineering Institute at Gangtok. The 21-man expedition was led by Sonam Wangyal.

Harish Kapadia, Himalayan Club