American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Ladakh-Kashmir, Nun, Kun, White Needle and Pinnacle Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Nun, Kun, White Needle and Pinnacle Peak. These peaks are now being frequently climbed. Aside from ascents noted elsewhere, Nun (7135 meters, 23,410 feet) was climbed by French led by O. Pierre, Swiss led by Michel Roch and Japanese led by Masaki Matsumoto. Unfortunately Japanese Junichi Keino froze to death while descending alone to Camp III. Kun (7077 meters, 23,220 feet) was climbed by two German groups, one led by Günter Schulz and the other from Hauser International. A large but unsuccessful Japanese expedition lost Novitaka Katsuyama in rockfall. The White Needle (6600 meters, 21,654 feet) was climbed by Indians led by Daljit Singh, French led by Robert Fargeas and Taiwanese led by Wu Hsia Hsung. Pinnacle Peak (6930 meters, 22,737 feet) was climbed by Germans led by Walter Spindler on July 20.

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