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Asia, India, Ladakh, Umdung Kangri, West Ridge

Umdung Kangri, West Ridge. Umdung Kangri (6643m) is a high peak seen in the south as one descends from Parang La pass. It is near the watershed with the Lingti Valley in Spiti and Ladakh. A Japanese Alpine Club—Tokai Section, expedition led by Tatsumi Mizano made a successful ascent of this peak; nine people reached the summit on August 6, 8 and 9 via the west ridge.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal