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India, Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul, Sanakdank, Probable First Ascent

Sanakdank, probable first ascent. This peak is situated near Gushal village on the Manali-to-Leh Highway, 7km before Keylong. From Gushal a seven-member team from the Climbers Circle, Kolkata, trekked southwest for two days to establish base camp on August 9 at an altitude of just under 4,600m. The team needed two more camps to get to the foot of the mountain. On the 15th Aun Kanti Das, Dibyendu Haider, and Tapan Kumar Mukherjee, with two high-altitude porters reached the 6,044m summit.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal