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