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Asia, Nepal, Jugal Himal, Gurkarpo Ri, another Unsuccessful Korean Attempt on This Unclimbed Peak

Gurkarpo Ri, another unsuccessful Korean attempt on this unclimbed peak. Koreans led by Kim Myung-Sin were back for another attempt on the unclimbed 6,891m Gurkarpo Ri, which is situated on the Tibetan border northwest of Lenpo Gang. It appears to be a very difficult peak that has thwarted at least three previous attempts: two by Koreans in the winters of 1993 and 2001, and an autumn 1999 attempt by Germans. Last year the Koreans were attempting the southeast face but got no further than 5,750m on September 25.

Elizabeth Hawley, Nepal