Chobutse. New Zealanders led by John Nankervis were the first from their country to climb Chobutse and the second from any country. During acclimatization, they visited the Drolambao Glacier where they climbed several 6000-meter peaks, some of them first ascents. They had one fixed camp and four bivouacs above Base Camp. They climbed the southwest ridge. All five members got to the summit (6685 meters, 21,932 feet) on May 10. The climbers with Nankervis were David Bamford, Kevin Boekholt, Russell Braddock and Andrew Harris.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley