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Asia, India—Sikkim, Chombu Attempt

Chombu Attempt. A six-man Japanese team from Toyo University, led by Kenshiro Ohtani, was the first foreign expedition allowed to enter this part of Sikkim since World War II. They unsuccessfully attempted Chombu (6362 meters, 20,872 feet) via the Sebu La and the Chombu Glacier, west of the peak. They reached a high point of 5900 meters on October 29. A narrow ridge and loose snow stopped them.

Harish Kapadia, Himalayan Club