Baruntse, North Summit. A four-man Netherlands team led by Joost Ubbink attempted to follow the route of the French attempted in the spring of 1980 and the Americans in the autumn of the same year, onto the north ridge from the western side. Ubbink and Edwin van Nieuwkerk reached the 7057-meter (23,153-foot) north summit in an alpine-style attempt on May 4. A decision made three days earlier that the north summit would be enough was reinforced by strong winds on the ridge to the main summit.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley