Peak 5242m, First Ascent. A 16-member Indian expedition led by Pradeep Kr. Kar intended to attempt the virgin peak Panch Chuli III via the eastern approaches in May. They approached from Son Duktu village and through the Meola Glacier. However, considering the difficulties of Peak III, they decided to climb Peak 5242m, which lies east of Panch Chuli V along its long ridge to the south of the Meola Glacier. This gentle peak was climbed on May 22 by S. Majumdar, Arup Saha, Moloy Kanti Haider, and Pradeep Kr. Kar.
Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal