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Asia, India, East Karakoram, Singhi Kangri Second Ascent, and Other Peaks on the Siachen Glacier

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  • Publication Year: 2002

Singhi Kangri second ascent, and other peaks on the Siachen Glacier. It is reported that an Indian Army expedition, organized by the Corps of Engineers and led by Col. Dinesh Kumar, made the second ascent of 7751m Singhi Kangri close to the head of the Siachen Glacier. In the process members of the team also made the first ascent of a subsidiary 7195m summit, which they refer to as Mercury The report suggests these two summits were reached on October 2. Other members of the expedition are said to have subsequently climbed Teram Kangri I (7464m), II (7407m), and III (7382m). The group also reached the Indira Col at the head of the Siachen. Other Indian climbers have protested that the name Mercury is totally unsuitable for peaks in this region and should not be encouraged.

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