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Asia, Tibet, Nojin Kangsang, Probable First Ascent of West Ridge

Nojin Kangsang, probable first ascent of west ridge. On August 15 Aumi Nozawai, Shinichi Miyagawa, and Masao Saito from a six-member Himalayan Association of Japan expedition led by 61-year-old Kunimitsu Sakai, made the probable fourth ascent of 7191m Nojin Kangsang via the west ridge. The team established base camp on July 29 at 4800m on the west flank of the mountain and then placed three camps on the west ridge. The west ridge flanks the north side of the Togolung Glacier and rises directly to the summit.

Tamotsu Nakamura, Japanese Alpine News