Attempts on Unclimbed Peaks Pasang Lhamu and Cho Polu. Plans to make the first ascents of two peaks by any routes failed. The highest of these, Jasamba (7351 meters), on a ridge just south of Cho Oyu (officially renamed Pasang Lhamu Peak in honor of the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest), was attempted by a South Korean team. They were the first people ever to try to climb it, but its northwest ridge proved to be too difficult. A Japanese expedition planned to climb Cho Polu (6711 meters) north of Baruntse, in only the second attempt on it. The first had been made in 1954. A reconnaissance from the Lhotse Shar Glacier convinced them that falling seracs made their proposed approach from the west to the north ridge unac- ceptably dangerous; they had no time to make a long trek around to the Barun Glacier for an ascent via the northeast face, which they thought would be easy. They did no actual climbing on Cho Polu.