American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Daogou West (5,422m), Northeast Couloir and North Ridge

Asia, China, Qonglai Mountains, Sigunuang National Park

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 2010
  • Publication Year: 2011

On October 23 and 24, 2008, Chinese mountaineers Chen Hui, Gu Qizhi, and Peng Xiaolong made the second known ascent of Daogou West, via a new route up the northeast couloir and north ridge, with a bivouac halfway up the couloir. The team approached from the upper Changping Valley and sited base camp immediately below the face.

Kester Brown and Vaughn Thomas made the only previous ascent of this summit, climbing the south face from the Shuangqiao Valley in September 2006 (AAJ 2007).

Yan Dongdong, China

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