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Asia, India, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nanda Devi East, Ascent

Nanda Devi East, Ascent. A four-member Korean expedition, led by Jeong Jeon-Mo summit- ted Nanda Devi East (7434 m) on September 1 via the south ridge. Summitters included Jeong Jeon-Mo, SuJin Lee, Nati Sherpa and Mingma Sherpa. The south ridge route was first climbed by a 1939 Polish expedition. Since then, this technically difficult route has been repeated a few times. The Korean team was successful on this peak at the height of the monsoon. Their attempt was spread over the months of July to September.

Harish Kapadia, Editor, The Himalayan Journal