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Asia, Nepal, Tukuche and Dhampus Ascents

Tukuche and Dhampus Ascents. A French expedition led by Jean Moatti made the 16th authorized ascent of Tukuche (6920 meters, 22,703 feet). On September 28, Frédéric Buet and Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa reached the summit via the northwest ridge. This same group also made the 10th and 11th authorized ascents of Dhampus (6012 meters, 19,723 feet) via the southwest ridge. On September 21, Henri Coffy, Michel Huglin and Nawang Sherpa got to the top, followed on September 30 by Buet and Mrs. Nima Sange Sherpani. Japanese led by Takashi Ito also climbed the northwest ridge of Tukuche and on October 4, Ichita Ono and Yukito Ueno reached the summit.

Elizabeth Hawley