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Asia, India, Ladakh-Kashmir, Kun

Kun. Now that access to the Nun-Kun group is easy, it is frequented by many and not always well qualified parties. Accidents have become common. One group had better luck than some. Three Japanese attempted Kun in late August. Masaki Matsumoto was too exhausted to continue as he approached the summit on August 27. His companions left him and descended to camp. Matsumoto could not find his way in a white-out. His friends searched for him in vain. Finally on September 4 he staggered into Base Camp. He was flown to Srinagar by helicopter and survived.