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Asia, Nepal, Mahalangur Asia, Nepal (Barun), Tutse Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 2004

Tutse attempt. A Danish expedition led by Claus Ostergaard made the first official attempt on Tutse (aka Peak 6, 6,758m) close to Makalu. The peak has only recently been opened by the Nepalese Government but is believed to have received at least one unauthorized ascent in the past by a party or parties with a permit for Makalu, acclimatizing on the smaller surrounding peaks. The team attempted the northeast ridge but failed at ca 5,000m. However, on October 23 Luise Hogedal Ortmann, Theje Ortmann, and the leader Ostergaard made an ascent of an unnamed 5,822m peak in the same area via its north ridge.

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