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Asia, Nepal, Himlung Attempt

Himlung Attempt. A joint expedition of 15 Japanese and three Nepalese was led by Teizo Yoshino. They attempted the northeast ridge of still unclimbed Himlung (7126 meters, 23,380 feet) from the southeast, the same route attempted by the Japanese in the spring of 1982. Yukitoshi Endo and Nobuyuki Furuya reached 21,325 feet on May 7. The climb was given up on May 8 when they felt they needed 2000 feet more of fixed rope but had no more supplies left. Several members were sick and two Sherpas had gone home. Daily snowfall made for very slow progress and frequent avalanches.

Michael J Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley