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Asia, Nepal, Peri Himal, Hyajikang, Unsuccessful Attempt

Gyajikang, unsuccessful attempt. An expedition from the Czech Republic led by Karel Plechac attempted this 7,038m peak to the northwest of Manaslu. The first and only recorded ascent of the mountain took place in October 1994 when a large Japanese-Nepalese expedition (joint climbing leaders Osamu Tanabe and Dinesh Chandra Pokhrel) put no less than 17 people on the summit. They fixed ca 1,500m of rope on the northwest spur, which joins the west ridge at 6,600m. The Czech climbers attempted to climb onto the northwest spur via the northeast flank but gave up on October 26 at 5,850m. This was the third attempt on this high peak south of the Himlung Group, the second taking place in the autumn of 2002, when a three-member Dutch-Belgian team reached 6,250m on the north face.

Elizabeth Hawley, Nepal