Tukche. A huge Royal Nepalese Army expedition led by Lieutenant Colonel Bhagrinath Narsingh Rana had 71 members of whom 50 went above Base Camp. They climbed the northwest face, possibly a new route, and placed one camp above Base Camp. On October 22, Nir Bahadur Rayamajhi, Surya Gurung and Phurtenzing Sherpa reached the summit. Seven more climbed to the top on October 23 and another seven on October 25.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley