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Asia, China, Anyemaqen II

Anyemaqen II. In 1960 a party of eight Chinese surveyors made the ascent of a peak in the Anyemaqen group the altitude of which they at first grossly overstated. It has later been determined that the highest summit (6282 meters) lies several miles away. Anyemaqen II (6268 meters, 20,565 feet), the peak climbed in 1960, was climbed in 1984 by a joint party of 12 Japanese and 17 Chinese, led by Kiyoshi Shimizu. Because of heavy snowfalls, there was much avalanche danger and six of the party were buried in a slide but all escaped. All but one of the members reached the summit between September 12 and 14.