American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kangchungtse or Makalu II

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Kangchungtse or Makalu II. A four-man Japanese group from Denki-Tsushin University led by Tadashige Nishiyama from Base Camp on the Barun Glacier reconnoitered Kangchungtse (25,066 feet), which was first climbed by French in 1954. They established their highest camp, Camp IV, on the northwest ridge at 22,000 feet on May 4. Yusuke Ito and a Sherpa got to 23,000 feet on May 6, but they had no supplies for a summit bid.

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