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Asia, Nepal, Gurkarpo Winter Attempt, Jugal Himal

Gurkarpo Winter Attempt, Jugal Himal. Eight South Koreans led by Chun Young-Ho attempted to climb little-known Gurkarpo (6891 meters, 22,608 feet) by its southwest ridge. They were stopped at 6100 meters on December 8 by a 500-meter-high rock wall, around which they could see no way. They wanted to try another approach from the southeast, but their liaison officer forbade another route without getting permission from the Tourism Ministry in Kathmandu. They did not have time to ask for this and left the mountain.

Elizabeth Hawley