Ningchin Kangsha. This 7223-meter (23,698-foot) peak lies southwest of Lhasa. It was attempted via its southwest ridge by Japanese in September, 1985, who reached 6800 meters, and was climbed by Tibetans in April 1986. Our expedition was composed of Japanese Mikio Hosada, Isamu Magami, Katuhiko Chiba, Seiko Mantoku, Jungi Oba and me as leader and two Tibetans and five Sherpas. We reached Base Camp at 5000 meters on May 18. We established Camps I and II at 5600 and 6200 meters on the southern snowfields. The first summit attempt was made on May 3 by Hosada, Chiba and Tibetan Ngatey. The summit was reached on May 4 by Chiba and Ngatey.
Naohiko Osaki, Japanese Defense Forces