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Asia, India—Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Indo-Ukrainian Expedition

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Kangchenjunga, Indo-Ukrainian Expedition. Our expedition of three Indians and 16 Ukrainians reached the roadhead at Lachen in northern Sikkim on April 8 and established Base Camp at Green Lake at 4935 meters on April 14. We were Vadim Sviridenko, co-leader, Mikail Sitnik, Vladimir Alperin, Alexei Kharaldin, Vladislav Terzeoul, Sergei Klovanich, Pavel Zaid, Sergei Prodan, Vadim Dudko, Ibragim Zade, Aleksander Perkhomenko, Valentin Boiko, Aleksander Serpak, Yuri Ditiuk, Pavel Serenkov, Aleksander Vlassenko, Ukrainians, and Suhas Kharde, Ramesh Chandra Koranga and I, co-leader, Indians. We placed Camps I at 5700 meters on the south face of the east spur (200 meters of fixed rope), II at 6300 meters at the bottom of the northeast spur (800 meters of fixed rope), III and IV at 6800 and 7300 meters on the snow slope of the east spur (each 600 meters of fixed rope), V at 7600 meters near the junction of the east spur and the north ridge (800 meters of fixed rope) and VI at 8100 meters on the north face on the Nepalese side. At 2:40 PM. on May 23, Sitnik, Kharaldin, Serpak, Boiko and Terzeoul reached the summit. Perkhomenko and Zade got to the top at 6:30 P.M on May 26 in misty weather.

Prajapati Bodhane, Holiday Hikers Club, Bombay, India

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