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Asia, Nepal, Kangchungtse Post-Monsoon Ascents

Kangchungtse Post-Monsoon Ascents. An expedition of six Spanish Basques successfully climbed Kangchungtse (Makalu II; 7678 meters, 25,190 feet) by its south ridge. The summit was reached by the leader José Ramón Aquirare, Ramón Baztarrika and Mikel Saez on September 24. Japanese Shuichi Kaneko and Mrs. Tamani Kaneko climbed the same route to the top on September 25.

Elizabeth Hawley