Bogda West. A number of Japanese expeditions visited Bodga in 1981. All twelve members of a group led by Ryohei Uchida made the first ascent of Bogda West (5213 meters, 17,103 feet) by its north ridge. They established Base Camp, Camps I and II at 11,650, 14,600 and 15,900 feet on July 26, August 1 and 5 respectively. The summit was reached on August 7, 8 and 10.