Asia, Nepal, Karyolung

Publication Year: 1983.

Karyolung. A joint Nepalese Police-Japanese expedition was led by Yoshiyuki Inoue and Yogendra Thapa. After a brief try at the west ridge, they climbed the northeast face, where they placed two camps. On October 31 Inoue, Hiroshi Nishi, Masatoshi Isawa, Japanese, and Thapa and Baburam Tan, Nepalese, reached the summit (6681 meters, 21,920 feet). Later in the same day two Japanese and Nepalese Gorey Tamang, Gita Bahadur Joshi and Sherpa Pemba Tsering got to the top. On November 1, a third group including two Japanese women summited: Sohei Fuji, Yasuhiko Nakao, Kozuko Mainasaki, Makao Nishimara, Makio Nakahara and a Nepalese. This previously unclimbed peak is now open to foreign expeditions.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club