American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, India–Jammu and Kashmir, Nun-Kun Group

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1985

Nun-Kun Group. A number of the peaks in the Nun-Kun group were successfully climbed. Nun (7135 meters, 23,410 feet) was ascended by Japanese Masakatsu Nakamura and Takenobu Matsumoto on August 6 and by twenty-one Indians led by Colonel G. V. Gautam who reached the summit on August 24 and 27. Kun (7077 meters, 23,220 feet) was climbed in August by five members of a Deutscher Alpenverein (German Alpine Club) group. Pinnacle Peak (6930 meters, 22,737 feet) was ascended by French Marc Arnold, R. Guery, Philippe Burger, J.P. Fritz, K. André, J.C. Raguin and Bernard Gillet in August. White Needle (6500 meters, 21,325 feet) was climbed by Americans Andrew Selters, G. Embry, M. King, D. Koster, J. Farkas, U. Schoenmain, I. Mamedalian and A. Pack in July and by French Dominique Marquis, D. Leford, L. Brigandean and D. Morcamp in August and September.

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