Kang Guru, Winter Solo Ascent. A four-man Japanese team led by Koichi Kato pitched Base Camp at 12,625 feet, Camp I at 17,050 feet on December 11 and Camp II on the west ridge. Hiroyuki Baba left Base Camp on December 17 and bivouacked at 20,500 feet, above Camp II. On December 18 he left the bivouac at 7:15 and reached the summit via the southwest face at 2:15 P.M. He bivouacked on the descent and returned to Base Camp on the 19th. No further attempts were made.
Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club