Numbur, Winter Ascent. Seven Japanese, led by Kensuke Kikuchi, climbed Numbur by its southwest ridge. On December 11 Naoki Yamada, Tomio Ma- shimo and Ang Tshering Sherpa reached the summit (6957 meters, 22,824 feet), followed the next day by Tamio Hitachi and Nima Wangdu Sherpa. They had three camps above Base Camp.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley