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Asia, India-Arunachal Pradesh, Gorichen, Pachakshiri Range

Gorichen, Pachakshiri Range. A 12-man team from the Assam Regiment was led by Captains R.K. Bhardwaj and G.V.S. Prasad. Base Camp was set up at Merathang beyond Ghokarsomon on September 25. They established two high camps. On October 5, Captain Bhardwaj, Sepoys Salow Mao and Darwan Singh and Naiks Jogendra Singh and B.B. Thapa reached the summit (6328 meters, 20,762 feet) via the northwest face. The first ascent was made by an Indian Army expedition in 1966.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India