American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Gangchenpo, Jugal Himal

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Gangchenpo, Jugal Himal. An all-Nepalese expedition from the Nepal Police Force led by Narayan Chand Thakuri made the first ascent of Gangchenpo (6387 meters, 20,955 feet). They climbed the southwest ridge of this handsome smaller peak, which lies east-northeast of Kathmandu. On May 9, Gyan Bikram Shah, Gita Bahadur Joshi, Nawang Yonden Sherpa, Ram Kaji Siwakoti, Nuru Sherpa, Moti Lal Gurung, Indra Bahadur Ghale, Pemba Tshering Lama and Pasang Tshering Sherpa reached the summit.

Elizabeth Hawley

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