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Asia, Tibet, Himalaya, Risum, Ascent of East Ridge

Risum, ascent of east ridge. On September 20 Isomi Okanda (61) of Japan and a porter made an ascent of the east ridge of 7,050m Risum (Fuqu in Chinese). Okanda followed the route of the first ascent, which was made on May 10, 1997, by Kazuyoshi Kondo and two friends. The expedition approached via the large glacial plateau northwest of Xixabangma.

Tamotsu Nakamura and the Japanese Alpine News