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Asia, Tibet, Nyainqentanglha Range, Sepu Kangri, First Ascent

Sepu Kangri, first ascent. A seven-member team of mountaineers from the U.S. made the first ascent of Sepu Kangri in the Nyainchentanglha Range (previously attempted by Christian Bonington and Charles Clarke—see AAJ 1998, 1999). Mark Newcomb and Carlos Buhler reached the 6,956m (22,821') summit on October 2 during a snow storm. See “Sepu Kangri,” earlier in this Journal for the story.