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Asia, India—Garhwal, Sri Kailas

Sri Kailas. Nine Indians under the leadership of Basanta Singha Roy set up Base Camp on the Raktvarn Glacier on September 6 and Camps I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII at 16,000, 16,700, 18,000, 18,500, 18,800, 20,000 and 20,800 feet on September 7, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19. The weather was adverse throughout the expedition. They were confined to their tents at Camp II for 30 hours due to heavy snowfall. On September 20, Basanta, high-altitude porter Raj Bahadur and cook Dharamraj reached the summit (6932 meters, 22,742 feet).

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India