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Asia, India, Sikkim, Nepal Peak, Ascent via the Southeast and South Ridges

Nepal Peak, ascent via the southeast and south ridges. A 12-member expedition from the DAV Summit Club (German Alpine Club) led by Herbert Streibel went to the very rarely visited region of North Sikkim to attempt Nepal peak (7,153m). The team travelled from Gangtok via Lachen, Yakthang, and Yabuk to a base camp at 3,900m on the glacier leading up to Nepal Gap. Camp 3 was established at 6,620m on the south east ridge of Nepal peak. On October 21 the leader with Claudia Carl and Johann Paul Hinterimmer climbed the final section of the south ridge to the summit.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal