Kasum Kanguru, East Face. In April, Yasushi Yamanoi of Japan soloed a new route on the east face of Kasum Kaguru (6370m). He started from Base Camp at 4 a.m. on April 21 and reached the summit 22 hours later. The first 600 meters of the route was steep rock, followed by 600 meters of steep snow. He named the route Never-Ending Story (VI 5.9 AI4, 1200m). A complete account of his climb appears earlier in this journal.