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Asia, India–Eastern Karakoram, Saser Kangri II, West Peak

Saser Kangri II, West Peak. The second ascent of the west peak of Saser Kangri II (7518 meters, 24,766 feet) was made by an Indian expedition led by Heera Lohia. They climbed the west face, the first ascent having been made in 1985 by the northwest ridge. On October 6, Wangchuk Gyalchen and Pasang Sherpa reached the summit. On an earlier attempt, on October 1, Fateh Chand, an instructor at the Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Manali, was taken ill with high-altitude sickness and died.

Harish Kapadia, Himalayan Club