Kang Guru. A Korean expedition of five was led by Park Soon Jo. They climbed the west face to the southeast ridge, joining the ridge at about 6000 meters. They had four camps above Base Camp, including two sites for Camp III. Two Koreans plus Pasang Norbu and another Sherpa made a summit bid on April 29 from Camp III at 6200 meters but got only to 6820 meters at dusk and turned back. Camp III was then moved 300 meters higher and from this new site a successful bid was made. Korean Kang Byoung Ho and three Sherpas, Pasang Norbu, Jangbu and Pasang, went to the summit (6981 meters, 22,904 feet) on May 1.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley