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Asia, Tibet, Nojin Kasang, Attempt from the North

Nojin Kangsang, attempt from the north. During August 2000 the Japanese climber, Tadakiyo Sakahara, made the first ascent of the East Ridge as reported in AAJ 2001. The 56-year-old mountaineer returned in 2001 and set up base camp once again on the eastern side of the peak. He then moved around to the north, where he tried to open a new route. However, although he succeeded in making the first ascent of Gama I (6484m) en route, he was unable to continue on to the summit of Nojin Kangsang.

Tamotsu Nakamura, Japanese Alpine News