American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Makalu II or Kangshungtse

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  • Publication Year: 1978

Makalu II or Kangshungtse. The five-member Japanese team from Chiba University, led by Hidekai Yoshinaga, was attempting the northwest ridge. Akira Murata and Sonam Sherpa reached 24,450 feet from Camp IV on this 25,066-foot peak on May 15, but the expedition was abandoned on May 16.

Michael Cheney, Himalayan Club

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