American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, China, Karjiang, Kula Kangri Group

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Karjiang, Kula Kangri Group. This peak lies just northeast of Kula Kangri. Under the leadership of Nobuhiro Shingo, six climbers of the Himalayan Association of Japan traveled from Lhasa to Monda. They headed up the glacier on September 9. At first they tried to reach the higher south summit (7221 meters) but it was too difficult and so they turned to the central summit, which was slightly lower (7216 meters, 23,675 feet). On October 13 they set up Camp III at 7000 meters. On October 14 leader Shingo, Kenji Tomoda and Hiroshi Iwasaki climbed to the summit. There was some overhanging rock near the top and the wind was very strong. On October 16 Tsutomu Miyazaki and Akinori Hosaka also reached the top. More details appear in Iwa To Yuki, N° 120 of February 1987.

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