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Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Western Garhwal, Banderpunch West, Ascent

Banderpunch West, Ascent. An Institute of Climbers and Explorers expedition led by Sudipta Mitra made an ascent of Banderpunch West (6302m) in September. The team reached Base Camp on August 31. Camps were placed as follows: CI at 5210 meters; CII at 5640 meters; and CIII at 5640 meters. The summit was reached by Taruneshwar Sinha, Ranjit Das and HAP Himalaya, and Gopi Chand Rawat on September 4.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal