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Asia, India–Himuachal Pradesh, Gangstang, South Ridge

Gangstang, South Ridge. Thirteen Bengalis were led by Amulya Sen. Base Camp was at 4490 meters. On August 17, Tushar Deb Tapadar, Goutam Ghosh, Sandip Sarkar and Tapan Sarkar with high-altitude porters Jeevan Lal and Alam Chand Thakur left Camp II, fixed 30 meters of rope on steep rock and took a new route, the south ridge, which merged with the west ridge. On the west ridge, they found 150 meters of rope that a Japanese expedition on the west ridge had left. They got to the summit (6163 meters, 20,218 feet) at 12:30 P.M.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India