American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kang Guru Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Kang Guru Attempt. A 10-man Japanese expedition was led by Shozo Kikuchi. They established Base Camp, Camp I and Camp III at 14,775, 18,050 and 21,500 feet on March 20, 28 and April 15 respectively. They attempted the northwest ridge of Kang Guru (7010 meters, 23,000 feet), but bad weather, heavy snow and a lack of equipment, especially fixed rope, drove them back from 21,650 feet.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club

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