Asia, Pakistan, Karakoram, Hispar Muztagh, Khunyang Chhish, Attempt
Khunyang Chhish, attempt. Kazuo Tobita (61) led a four-member party for his sixth attempt on Khunyang Chhish (7,852m), which has been climbed only twice. In July he unsuccessfully attempted the south face. Over 14 years Tobita has explored the mountain from all sides, making exploratory forays or attempts on the east face, north side and northwest ridge, west ridge, south ridge, and south face.
Tamotsu Nakamura, Japanese Alpine News