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Asia, India—Garhwal, P 6100 and P 5720, Losar Valley

P 6100 and P 5720, Losar Valley. Climbers from Calcutta led by Gopal Roy established Base Camp at 4725 meters on August 23. On the 29th, Asim Kumar Chakraborty, Nilotpal Roy, porters Angrup Doje and Chhering Paldan Bodh Losar (Pandit) unsuccessfully attempted their main objective, P 6163 from the west, the virgin peak that they had attempted a year before. They were barred by numerous overhangs and turned back at 6050 meters. On August 30, Bhaskar Das, Nilotpal Roy and Pandit climbed virgin P 6100 (20,013 feet). That same day, Subrata Baneijee, Mrs Roshan Ekka and Probodh Ganguly climbed Twin Peak East (5720 meters, 18,766 feet) from Camp II on the south ridge. This summit had been previously climbed. That same day, Chakraborty, Miss Mitali Basak, and porters Angrup Dorje and Tenzing Sherpa ascended Twin Peak East directly from Camp I. Banerjee, Mrs Ekka and Chakraborty continued on to the virgin Twin Peak West.

Kamal K. Guha, Editor, Himavanta, India