Asia, China, Ningchin Kangsha

Publication Year: 1987.

Ningchin Kangsha. Ningchin Kangsha, which used to be given by G.O. Dyhrenfurth as Nodzin Kangsan with an altitude of 7252 meters, lies southwest of Lhasa on the highway from Lhasa to Kathmandu, two kilometers from the Lalo La. It was climbed by a Tibetan Mountaineering Association team. They had Base Camp and Camps I and II at 5000, 6100 and 6900 meters. Twelve members, including three experienced Tibetan climbers, Sang Zhu, Pemba and Jia Bu, reached the summit (7191 meters, 23,593 feet) on April 28. It took them only 20 days to climb the mountain from the time they unloaded supplies alongside the highway. This peak was attempted in 1985 by a Japanese party form Oita Prefecture, but they were stopped at 6600 meters on the southwest ridge.

Sadao Tambe, A.A.C. and Himalayan Association of Japan