American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India—Jammu and Kashmir, Nun, Kun and Pinnacle Peak

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1984

Nun, Kun and Pinnacle Peak. Many expeditions now visit Nun (7135 meters, 23,410 feet) and Kun (7077 meters, 23,220 feet). Among the successful ones were the following. Five Koreans led by Jung Byung-Taek climbed Nun by its north ridge in late June and early July. Japanese Fuji Tsunoda, Nobori Hosogai and Masaaki Kumada ascended Nun by the west ridge on August 16. The leader was Kazuo Tobita. Other Japanese, Akinori Hosaka, Jun Hashimoto, Katsunori Ishii, Noriyuki Yaginuma and Takayuki Hoshino, on September 14 reached the summit of Nun. Austrians Manfred Seebauer, Thomas Fiedler, Ulli and Hanne Eberhard, Clemens Wildenauer and Thomas Strobl climbed Nun by way of the plateau, Black Needle and the southwest ridge on September 16. Austrians Marcus Schmuck and Friedebert Widder were members of a group of 14. Ten reached the summit of Kun on August 31, September 1 and 4. They had two high camps and climbed the east ridge. Frenchmen Pierre Demolombe, Christian Baillet, Jacques Germain, Denis Mar- gaine and Dominique Moutel climbed Pinnacle Peak (6930 meters, 22,737 feet) on September 1.

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