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Asia, Nepal, Baruntse Attempt

Baruntse Attempt. A seven-member South Korean expedition led by Kim Byung-Joon hoped to complete a route up the west face and along the north ridge of Baruntse. A team from the Netherlands climbed this route as far as the north summit in 1983. The Koreans had an Advanced Base and three camps beyond that. On April 9 one group went to the 7057-meter north summit while another reached the 7066-meter central summit, but none of them attempted to get to the 7129-meter main summit.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley