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Asia, India—Kumaon and Garhwal, Satopanth

Satopanth. Three Indian expeditions climbed Satopanth (7075 meters, 23,212 feet) in the summer of 1992, all following the northwest ridge, the route pioneered by André Roch in 1947. The summit was reached on June 22 by leader Prasad S. Dhamal, Surendra Chavan and Moreshwar Kulkarni. On July 31, members of the expedition led by Chandra Prabha Aitwal climbed to the top. They were the leader Aitwal, Ms. Vijaya Gadre, Jasbir Singh Bhandari and Ganga Singh Martolia. Leader Dr. Salin Hu was accompanied by Vijay Parikh, Cyrus Shroff, Fulton Nazreth and Christopher D’Souza to the summit on September 1.

Harish Kapadia, Editor, Himalayan Journal