Indian Expedition, with Commander M.S Kohli as leader. On May
24, 1965 they succeed when A.S. Cheema and Sherpa Nawang Gombu
ascend the SE Ridge. Gombu becomes the first person to summit
Everest twice (the 11th and 17th summit). Out of the first
seventeen summits of Everest, Nawang had two of them!
Additional summits were achieved by Sonam Gyatso, Sonam
Wangyal, C.P. Vohra, Ang Kami Sherpa, H.P.S. Ahluwalia, H.C.S. Rawat,
and Phu Dorje Sherpa.
Ang Kami Sherpa was one of the
early Sherpa that came from India. He was the 20th person to Summit
Everest on May 24th, 1965. He was killed by an avalanche along with
three other members on Mt. Bethartoli, in the Garhwal Himalaya in June