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Asia, India–Kumaon and Garhwal, Abi Gamin, Women's Expedition

Abi Gamin, Women’s Expedition. The 19-member, all-women, pre-Everest expedition was led by Bachendri Pal and Rita Marwah. Fourteen women left camp at 21,000 feet for Kamet, but on September 13, they were beaten back by a blizzard only 100 feet from the top. On September 15, some of the members climbed to the summit of Abi Gamin (7355 meters, 24,136 feet).

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India