Kang Guru. A seven-man Japanese team was led by Haruo Kanbe. They established Camp I at 17,225 feet on April 9 and Camp II at 19,700 feet on April 16. Ikuo Yoshita and Sherpas Ang Temba and Tsering on May 2 reached the summit (6981 meters, 22,904 feet) via the west face. On May 3 Keiichi Sudo and Sherpa Lhakpa also made it to the top from Camp III.
Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club