American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Dhaulagiri VI, Gurja Himal and Ghustang North

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Dhaulagiri VI, Gurja Himal and Ghustang North. A nine-man expedition, led by Shin Young-Chul, climbed both Dhaulagiri VI and Gurja Himal. Camp IV was placed at 6750 meters on the south ridge of Dhaulagiri VI on September 25 and the next day Shim Bong-Hyu and Ang Pasang Sherpa completed the fifth ascent of Dhaulagiri VI (7268 meters, 23,846 feet). On September 27, Lee Sang-Ho, Lee Seung-Hawn, Sohn Kyoung-Deug, Kook Hyeong-Jin and Pem- balung Dorje Sherpa got to the summit. On September 26, Lee Sang-Ho, Lee Seung-Hawn and Maila Pemba Sherpa climbed the north ridge of Gurja Himal to the summit (7193 meters, 23,600 feet). On September 19, Lee Sang-Ho, Lee Seung-Hawn and Shin Young-Chul climbed Ghustang North 6529 meters, 21,419 feet) by its west face.

Kim Young-Do, Korean Alpine Institute

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