Himlung Himal Attempt. An 11-man Japanese-Nepalese team was led by Masatoshi Sato. Three full members were Sherpas and there were also three Sherpa high-altitude porters. They attempted the northeast ridge from the southeast of Himlung (7126 meters, 23,380 feet), which had never been successfully climbed. Two Japanese and a Sherpa got to 22,000 feet on May 16 from Camp IV before the expedition gave up. Heavy snowfall and winds had broken several tents and made climbing difficult.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley