American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Cheo Himal

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  • Publication Year: 1992

Cheo Himal. The previously untrodden summit of Cheo Himal (6820 meters, 22,375 feet), which is north-northwest of Manaslu, was reached on October 13 by Japanese Shigeki Imoto and Nepalese Tshering Sherpa, Ful Bahadur Rai and Dambar Bahadur Gurung, members of a joint Japanese and Nepalese Police Force expedition, led by Japanese Masanobu Okazaki and Nepalese Gupta Bahadur Rana. Their route above Advance Base began on the south face of Himlung Himal on the lower part of the route which the Japanese had used when they made the first ascent of Himlung Himal in 1983. Camps I and II were established at 4800 and 5580 meters on September 22 and 30 on that face, despite serious rockfall. They then traversed a snowfield to the east to place Camps III and IV at 5800 and 6400 meters on the southeast ridge of Cheo Himal. The summit was reached by four of the nine who set out on a long summit day.

Elizabeth Hawley

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