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Asia, India—Garhwal,Bandar Punch II

Bandar Punch II. An Indian expedition got to Base Camp from the roadhead at Sukhi and moved over the Sukhi Top and Khagi Pass to establish Base Camp on June 1. Camps I and II were at 18,000 and 19,500 feet, the latter on the upper snowfield of Bandar Punch II. After two days of storm, on June 10 three members reached the summit (6302 meters, 20,676 feet). The members were Shovan Singh Bisht, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Akash Gulalia, Sushil Kumar Jain and Madan Lall Datta.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India