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Asia, India, Ladakh-Kashmir, Kun, West Face

Kun, West Face. After an unsuccessful attempt to climb the west face of Kun in 1979, Kunihiko Kondo returned to complete the ascent. The expedition approached via the Parktik Glacier. It took 12 days from Base Camp to reach and carry loads to the foot of the face at 19,200 feet. Kondo and Minoru Nagoshi started up the face on June 24 and reached the summit (7085 meters, 23,245 feet) on July 5. The steep face had much rotten rock. They were met on the descent at the col on the east ridge by a third member, Koichi Sakata.