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Asia, India, Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya, Chaukhamba II, Chaukhamba I, and Unnamed Peak, First Ascents

Chaukhamba II, Chaukhamba I, and Unnamed Peak, First Ascents. An expedition mounted by the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, and led by Col. M.P. Yadav succeeded in climbing to the summits of Chaukhamba I (7068 meters) via the southwest face and Chaukhamba II (7138 meters) via the northeast ridge on July 9. Peak 6736 was climbed on July 11 by the northeast ridge. All were first ascents. Summitters were Ranvir Singh Hav, Laxman Singh, Hav. Gurung and Jagmohan (on Chaukhamba II), Col. M.P. Yadav, Major V.S. Joshi, Ratan Singh and Sanjay Pun (on Chaukhamba I), and D. Norbu and C.B. Pun (on Unnamed Peak).

Harish Kapadia, Editor, The Himalayan Journal