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Asia, Nepal, Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome)

Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome). Our expedition was made up of Lee Seok-Ho, Yoon Jong-Ho, Back Jin-Kook, Kim In-Suk and me as leader. We climbed Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) from the north. Base Camp was established at 4600 meters on September 2. Camps I, II and III were placed at 5200, 5700 and 6200 meters on September 4, 6 and 7. On the 8th, the first summit attempt was made by Yoon, Back and Sherpas Sarki and Ang Dawa. At 6900 meters they had to retreat because of Yoon’s altitude problems. On a second attempt, September 10, Back, Sarki and Ang Dawa set out at 3:40 A.M. and reached the summit (7193 meters, 23,600 feet) at 12:40 P.M.

Chung Min-Kyu, Dong-A University Alpine Club, South Korea