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Asia, Southwestern China, Kok Sel, Xinjiang

Kok Sel, Xinjiang. A 17-member Japanese expedition led by Eiji Kamei climbed for the first time a 6705-meter (21,998-foot) peak in the Kongur group, which they called Kok Sel. After establishing Base Camp at 4600 meters on August 1, they placed three more camps on the mountain. On August 16, Toshikazu Sato and Hisashi Furuichi climbed to the summit, followed by three others the next day.