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Asia, India, Garhwal, Panch Chuli III, Attempt

Panch Chuli III, Attempt. The virgin Panch Chuli III (6314m) was attempted from May-June by a young IMF team selected from all over India. The leader, S. Bhattacharya, was an experienced mountaineer from Delhi. They attempted the peak from the eastern approaches through Meola Glacier. After overcoming the icefall they reached the final ridge directly from the icefall instead of traversing to the col between Peak II and III. They had to stop about 80 meters before the main summit due to steep ice. A second attempt was not made.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal