Nepal, Jugal Himal
Urkinmang, Jugal Himal. An expedition of five Japanese and three Sherpas made a new route and fifth ascent of Urkinmang (6151 meters, 20,180 feet) climbing the north face to the north ridge. They pitched one high camp at 5400 meters and fixed 2000 meters of rope. Rocky in the lower half, they found some icy difficult sections up to 75° near the top. On May 1, leader Tamotsu Onishi, Toshisugi Irisawa, Satoshi Kimoto, Miss Keiko Nishihira, Shozoh Kai and Sherpas Ang Phurba, Mingma Nuru and Dawa Nuru reached the summit. Later, two members of the party unsuccessfully attempted to climb Ama Dablam by its normal route.