Asia, Nepal, Kongde-Ri, East Peak

Publication Year: 1973.

Kongde-Ri, East Peak. A German Alpine Club five-man expedition from the Allgäu-Kempten section made the first ascent of Kongde-Ri’s eastern (lower) summit (19,991 feet), 21 miles southwest of Mount Everest. The climb was made from the Lumding Khola, which lies south of the peak. Franz Diirschmidt made a solo ascent of 19,000-foot Kankarmu, which is south of Kongde-Ri’s east peak.