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Asia, Nepal, Gimmigela, First Ascent from Nepal

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  • Publication Year: 1996

Gimmigela, First Ascent from Nepal. An expedition of 11 Japanese, five Nepalese police, and 12 Sherpas and other Nepalese load carriers, was on Gimmigela (7350 meters), immediately north of Kangchenjunga on the border with the Indian state of Sikkim. They succeeded in making the first ascent from Nepal's western side of this mountain, which had been attempted in the 1930s by German, Swiss and British teams from Sikkim, and not summitted until the autumn of last year, when Japanese finally climbed the east ridge.

Elizabeth Hawley

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