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Asia, India–Kumaon and Garhwal, Maiktoli, 1990

Maiktoli, 1990. An Indian team led by Colonel J.C. Joshi ascended the Sundardunga valley and Dungia Dhong and set up Base Camp on the Maiktoli grazing grounds on September 16, 1990. They placed high camps on the 21st and 23rd. Anil Bisht, J.C. Bisht, Anil Sah and one other gained the summit (6803 meters, 22,320 feet) on September 25, 1990. This was the first Indian ascent by the difficult south face and ridge. They were caught by an avalanche on the descent but escaped unharmed.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India