Annapurna North Face, Ascent and Attempts, Post-Monsoon. A Russian expedition was led by Alexander Glushkovski. They climbed the Dutch Rib on the north face. On October 24, Sergei Arsentiev and Nikolai Cherny reached the summit. Two other groups were unable to get to the top. Spaniards led by Albino Quinteiro reached 6300 meters on September 19. Japanese under the leadership of Masaru Otani got to 6450 meters on October 1.