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Asia, Mongolia, Kharkiraa

Kharkiraa. Mauro Taramelli, Nicoletta Piazza and Stefano Crotta were taken by the Mongol Altai Club to the province of Ivs in northwest Mongolia. From Ulangoon, the regional capital, they rode on horseback to 3100 meters at the base of Kharkiraa. From there they climbed the normal route to the summit (4116 meters, 13,504 feet). In the province of Uvs, a number of peaks remain unclimbed.

Gianni Pais-Becher, Club Alpino Italiano