American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kangchungtse (Makalu II)

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1980

Kangchungtse (Makalu II). All members of an eight-man expedition climbed Kangchungtse’s east ridge from the north col. Base Camp was established on September 8 and Camp IV at 24,475 feet on October 8. On October 9 a Swiss and an American reached the summit (25,066 feet), followed on the 12th by a Swiss and a Sherpa, on the 15th by the German leader Gerhard Lenser, a Swiss and five Sherpas, and on the 17th by two Swiss, a German and two Sherpas, one of whom had already reached the summit on the 12th.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club

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