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Asia, Nepal, Kongde-Ri, East Peak

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.