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Asia, Nepal, Longpo Gang or Big White Peak

Longpo Gang or Big White Peak. A joint Japanese-Nepalese expedition made the second ascent of this peak (7083 meters, 23,238 feet) via the east ridge, the same route taken by the Japanese in 1962. They set up Camps I, II and III at 15,425, 17,625 and 21,650 feet on April 5, 12 and 25 respectively. On May 3, leader Koji Kato and Sherpa Norbu Jangbu reached the summit. Takashi Kurokawa, Hiroshi Zamaguchi and Yoshitsugu Deriha also got to the top on May 7.

Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club