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Asia, Nepal, Makalu II or Kangchungtse, 1976

Makalu II or Kangchungtse, 1979. On page 605 of A.A.J., 1980 we gave a report on this ascent but did not have the names of the climbers who reached the summit. These have been kindly given by Dr. Gerhard Lenser, the expedition leader. The ascents were made as follows: October 9, 1979 by Dö1f Fröhlich, Swiss, and Ron Pochon, American; October 12 by Hansruedi Staub, Swiss and Ang Rita, Sherpa-October 15 by Peter Rutz, Swiss, and Gerhard Lenser, German, Sonam Girmi, Ang Namgyal, Phurba Kitar, Ang Nima (of Phortse) and Ang Nima (of Namche), Sherpas; October 17 by Martin Braun, Stefan Woerner Swiss, Heinrich Weichert, German, Ang Rita (for a second time) and Gyaltsen, Sherpas.